Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Forcing a stubborn Trash to empty, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
If you use a Mac long enough, there will come a time when you attempt to empty the…trash and you're told, nuh-uh, for one reason or another.…Sometimes you get a notification about a file being busy or some obscure error…number bops up or, or maybe nothing happens at all and the trash just stays full.…In this movie, I'll show you a few techniques for emptying it for good and all.…Now, one is to simply go to the Apple menu and choose log out.…So, log out of your account, log back in, and sometimes that can cure a confused,…empty trash command. If that doesn't work, go to the Finder…menu and choose Secure Empty Trash. This may work when the regular Empty Trash…command doesn't. Note, however, that when you issue this…command, it may take a little longer to empty the trash because the OS has to…override those areas where those files were.…
Now, in the past, you could run into trouble if you put a locked file in the…trash, and then you attempted to empty it and let me show you how it works.…So, we'll take this innocent looking file here, press Cmd+I and I will lock it and…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
Repairing your keychain1m 49s
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