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Can't empty trash in 10.7.5 [solved]

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Having problems emptying my trash can after delete about 12GB of junk I had copied from my brother Windows PC hard drive.

I was backing up his data so I could completely wipe his PC. After I finished copying back his data to his computer, I just went and dragged the entire HD image to the trash (oops). I have delete large video files and multiple DVD images before in my Mac, but for some reason the trash did not empty this time.

I tried Secure empty trash which usually takes care of stubborn deletes. And even after a reboot it still shows I have my trash can filled. I also tried:
rm -rf ~/.Trash/*
It is not emptying the trash can. Both with and without the "sudo".

Any ideas on what to do? I recently upgraded the 10.7.5 supplemental without problems.

TIA

Currently running OS X 10.7.5 / OS X 10.6.8 / Ubuntu Studio 12.04 / Windows XP

Boots to Lion with Chamaleon, 3 internal HD (OSs) & 1 external HD (data)

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Gotta empty it from Windows :(

lucky it's not kernel panicing when you try

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Thanks. Booting to window solved the problem. If I ran OS X without the external connected, the trash was empty, it only was full (and full) with the external HD plugged in.

Ran Maintenace & Onyx afterwards to make sure all the crud was wiped away in OS X.





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