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Trash will not empty or stop trying to empty?

I am unable to get my trash to empty all the way. I always try to 'secure empty' the trash. This time, I am having trouble with some items in there.

Also, the only way to shut down the computer is to hold the power button since the finder will not quit because it is trying to empty the trash.

How can this be fixed?

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Try holding the "Option" key down while emptying the trash. And here's an article with more suggestions for deleting stubborn files:

http://www.macyourself.com/2009/12/27/tr...

These suggestions should help you get rid of the files -- but they may not overwrite the files the way "secure empty" would. To make sure the files are unrecoverable, a program like Shredit X will let you wipe the free space on your disk. http://www.mireth.com/pub/sxme.html

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