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    What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    Just selected the option of deleting all which are in the trash and then a message comes saying that the trash being used by another task as like copying, moving or emptying the trash and asks me to try again when the current task is complete. Why it is like this? I am not able to delete the files at all. Can you please give me solution for this problem? Thanks.

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    mohit pathania Array
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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    Hello sir

    # please make sure that the items you want to delete must not in use .

    # go to the task manager and kill.all tasks or end all tasks which are been undergoing in the sysytem.

    # sometimes you select items which are required to run some applications and cant be deleted .

    # if still you can't delete these items then restart the system.and delete these items just after the start up.

    # if the problem still persists then contact the care centre.

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    mohit pathania Array
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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    Hello sir

    # please make sure that the items you want to delete must not in use .

    # go to the task manager and kill.all tasks or end all tasks which are been undergoing in the sysytem.

    # sometimes you select items which are required to run some applications and cant be deleted .

    # if still you can't delete these items then restart the system.and delete these items just after the start up.

    # if the problem still persists then contact the care centre.

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    arunwillbe1 Array
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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    Hi friend,

    Don't worry for not able to delete the items in trash folder in your mac system.Implement the below steps to resolve this issue.

    +++ Steps to follow to resolve the not able to delete the items from trash folder in mac :

    1. First of all close the trash folder and restart the mac system once.

    2. After restart once refresh the home screen and locate the trash folder.

    3. After locating double tap on it and open.

    4. Now select the all items in trash folder which you want to delete completely.

    5. After selecting tap the options by right click on mouse.

    6. In options you will see the many options.Among this find and tap the delete option.

    7. If it ask to conform the delete then conform it by tapping the ok option.

    Thank you..................

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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Just selected the option of deleting all which are in the trash and then a message comes saying that the trash being used by another task as like copying, moving or emptying the trash and asks me to try again when the current task is complete. Why it is like this? I am not able to delete the files at all. Can you please give me solution for this problem? Thanks.

    Dear Friend,
    The process of deleting the item may not be possible due any of the following reason:-

    ><Virus effect

    ><The items are open or in use.
    In some cases some of the application need its file to run that application.

    So first of all any running application and then proceed for the procedure:-

    ><Open the device and refresh it once.

    ><Scan your device with a good antivirus.

    ><Double tap on the trash folder and open it.

    ><Now select the files that you want to delete.

    ><Then right click and tap on the option of Delete.

    Hope it will be done..!!

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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    dear user

    follow the steps given carefully : First of all close the trash folder and restart the mac system once.After restart once refresh the home screen and locate the trash folder.After locating double tap on it and open.Now select the all items in trash folder which you want to delete completely.After selecting tap the options by right click on mouse.In options you will see the many options.Among this find and tap the delete option.If it ask to conform the delete then conform it by tapping the ok option.

    thanks

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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    Sometimes, this problem occurs because the application is running in background. Close all running applications and then delete data from Trash. Use some third party tool to clean your trash like Clean my Mac, Tune Up Mac, Stellar Speed Up Mac etc.

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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    Hello my Dear Friend ...


    Do not get Worried

    There is a solution for your problem

    I THINK THE " ITEM " THAT YOU WANT TO DELETE .. WAS IN THE USE ..

    So you check it once on your Machine ..

    Follow th below steps to
    Eliminate the ERROR


    First of all go to the
    "" FINDER ""

    Then Select the
    " SECURE EMPTY TRASH OPTION " ..

    And if it does not work .. Then Open the
    Activity Monitor Utility


    You can there Force Quit the Locum process ..

    Now you will need to enter your
    "ADMIN PASSWORD " when requested


    So there go back to the
    " FINDER " ..

    Now you can select the Finder once ..

    Click on the
    EMPTY TRASH button


    That is it

    GOOD LUCK


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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say........

    1.The file which you want to delete may be locked. So try to unlock that folder.

    Or you can also follow the tips of 'Deleting Locked files'.

    2.Check that you have the permission to delete that file.

    3.Check that file or folder which you want to delete have special Characters.

    4.Check the file you want to delete may be used by your computer.

    5.If that is also not your problem then your Restore your Mac to fix this problem.

    I hope it will help you.

    All the best........

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    matamanju Array
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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    Hello Friend

    1.In the preview you have to open the PDF file.

    2.Now you will close the window but not preview. preview is still open in the task bar.

    3.Click anywhere on Desktop, preview, closes in task bar.

    4.Drag the file to trash and try to empty trash. the file cannot be deleted because still in use although preview is apparently closed.

    5.If you open the preview and select quit right way, then you can empty to trash.

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    Director Array
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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    >hi friends
    >follow the below steps
    >first of all open the device
    >now refresh it once
    >now scan the device by good antivirus
    >now double click on the trash folder
    >now open it
    >now select the file which one you want delete
    >now right click on the folder and click on the delete option
    >i hope this information help you
    >all the best

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    Re: What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac?

    What should I do if the trash is not able to delete the items on Mac:

    • First of all turn on your device
    • Now download and install a latest antivirus such as AVG, AVast, Norton,etc
    • After this scan your system for any virus
    • If this problem is caused by virus, it will be solved
    • Now open the trash folder by double-clicking on it
    • From here find and choose the file that you wish to delete
    • After this right-click on that file and choose the "Delete" option
    • Your problem will be solved

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