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    Error code 8003 when trying to empty trash in Mac Lion

    There are many files got piled up in the trash in my Mac which runs with Lion OS and now I just wanted to remove all those files from it. So I just tried deleting the files and ended up getting the Error code 8003. What should be done now for this error? Can someone please provide me the fix? Thanks.

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    Re: Error code 8003 when trying to empty trash in Mac Lion

    This error may come up for several reasons when you are trying to delete some files from the trash. Just go through the below mentioned points and check if you can solve the problem,

    -> You can try doing a force empty trash by pressing option key and selecting the Empty trash option by right-click in the icon with mouse.

    -> Make sure that you are in the administrator account when trying to empty the trash as it might have system files which it needs the administrator privileges to empty it completely from the Trash.

    -> You can try installing the 3rd party application called Trash it, which will help you to remove the locked files from your Mac. CLICK HERE!! to download and install the trash it application in your Mac.



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    Re: Error code 8003 when trying to empty trash in Mac Lion

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    Troubleshoot:


    :: Restart the Mac system.

    :: And try a force empty trash using option key after selecting the Empty trash.

    :: Otherwise try to use the command terminal for deleting the trash.


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    sagar R. Array
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    Re: Error code 8003 when trying to empty trash in Mac Lion

    when user delete any files or data from mac , then it will goes to trash.
    From trash , user can recover the data whenever required.but sometime , user would like to delete the data also from trash.
    For that , user have to empty the trash to delete the data from mac device completely.
    now you are facing a problem related to empty the trash.
    you can solve that issue by following methods

    Fix the Error code 8003 while empty the trash

    Method 1

    --> Double click on trash
    --> now finder will opened.Here , Hold the "option" key & click on "empty trash"

    Method 2

    --> Go to "application" and then "utilities"
    --> now click on "terminal" icon.so that terminal window will opened
    --> Type "sudo rm - rf~/.trash/"
    --> now press key "Enter"

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