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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:
Password:*********

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.)

Mike



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