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Cannot empty trash because item is in use
Authored by: mangobot on Apr 23, '12 08:14:16AM


very annoying this, BUT i found a good working solution here:

Force the Trash to empty using the Option key

This technique uses a hidden feature of Mac OS X to force the Trash to empty. Perform the following steps in the order specified:

Press and hold the mouse button on the Trash icon in the Dock. The context menu for Trash will display.
Press and hold the Option key or the Shift-Option keyboard combination,
Select Empty Trash from the context menu for Trash.
Release the keys pressed and held in step 2.

it actually works (mac osx lion)
good luck

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