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HOW-TO movie
Authored by: oeyvind on Mar 24, '02 10:56:34AM
Guys, I got tired of answering this question..again and again. So made this how-to movie. Pretty safe, even for the UNIX inclined folks.

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Your method didn't work for me...
Authored by: kcjones76 on Apr 06, '02 09:12:18PM
I temporarily switch to root typing su root here:
myname% su root

then I input my root pass when prompted:

With root privs, I type rm - rf, followed by dragging the pesky file onto the terminal:
root# rm -rf /Volumes/PocketDrive_20gig/.Trashes/501/Titanium4gig

The result is not what I'm looking for. I truncated the list because there were about 75 "iNode" files residing in the same directory showing the same result as line 1 listed below:
rm: /Volumes/PocketDrive_20gig/.Trashes/501/Titanium4gig/????HFS+ Private Data/iNode1008366292: Operation not permitted
rm: /Volumes/PocketDrive_20gig/.Trashes/501/Titanium4gig/????HFS+ Private Data: Directory not empty
rm: /Volumes/PocketDrive_20gig/.Trashes/501/Titanium4gig: Directory not empty

I've attempted to use BatChmod, SuperGetInfo, FileXaminer and no luck. Is the directory called ????HFS+ Private Data valid? I thought ? marks were okay. Can some one please help?! The files don't show up under OS9. If I start up without the PocketDrive plugged in, obviously they don't show up. When I used FileXaminer I was able to point to the file using the Super Delete... menu command. It responds by saying it has succeeded, but the problem file are still there...

Help me please?!

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Your method didn't work for me...
Authored by: oeyvind on May 07, '02 07:45:50AM

I think your filesystem need some repairing... boot into single user mode (startup your machine and hold down Command and S keys)

# fsck -y

Until you see nothing is wrong anymore.

If fsck fails to finish all the error try DiskWarrior.

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HOW-TO movie
Authored by: choard on Jul 11, '02 01:22:06AM

T H A N K Y OU! nice movie and of the dozen or so Trash messages, this one actually worked!

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HOW-TO movie
Authored by: mdp on Aug 04, '02 06:11:17PM

Really clear instructions--thanks. However, I got "access denied" as a response to dragging the offending folder from the Trash. Any suggestions? I thought sudo would give root level access.

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Directory not empty
Authored by: dhalterman on Sep 24, '02 11:58:33AM

I tried doing things according to the movie but I get a "Directory not empty" error. There doesn't appear to be anything in the directory after a ls -a command. Please help.

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HOW-TO movie
Authored by: ekimsknird on Oct 16, '03 05:22:31PM

Ok, So how about THIS permission/trash issue:

I create a folder on the desktop and toss it in the trash and then I get a permission error when I try to delete! STupid! This is a 3 day new G5 with the latest updates.

However, I can delete anything in the .Trash folder in terminal without even being root or superuser. (As the same user who just tried to empty the trash in the finder interface.)


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