Tuesday, January 17, 2012

OS X 10.7.2 trash won't empty

I had an external drive connected and deleted some of the files.  I disconnected it without emptying the trash.  I just realized that I never emptied the trash.  Now when I try to delete, finder either locks up or if I run "rm -rf /Volumes/External/.Trash" it says directory not empty.  No matter what I tried, it won't delete.

How I ended up deleting it was:

I plugged it into a Windows 7 machine and the folder (.Trash) was right there in the root of the drive.

Right Click -> Delete