Just a quick tip for today, with it being Sunday and all. Every now and then, my Mac just refuses to give up the trash. That is to say, when trying to empty the trash, I receive the error:
“Trash Cannot be Emptied because [Filename] is in use”
This may occur even though the file is closed and there appears to be no other applications open. Here are a couple of ways to solve the problem.
- Select Finder > Secure Empty Trash from the Finder menu.
If this doesn’t work:
- Open the Activity Monitor application from the Utilities folder.
- Select the Locum process in the window and then click the Quit Process button.
- Enter your admin password when prompted.
- Go back to the Finder and Select Finder > Secure Empty Trash from the menu.
Or if you prefer the Terminal:
- Open the Terminal app (from the Utilities folder) and type in: rm -rf ~/.Trash/*
Hopefully, one of these will do the trick!