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Mac OSX Keyboard Shortcut To Empty Trash

To Empty Trash:
Command Shift Delete

To Secure Empty Trash:
Shift Command Delete

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how do I fix error code -8072 in OSX when trying to deleteitems fro Trash bin


If you can't empty the Trash on your Mac Try these solutions if you can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash.
If your Mac says that the file is in use
  1. Quit any app that you were using with the file, then empty the Trash.
  2. If that doesn't work, the app might have one or more background processes that are using the file. Restart your Mac, then empty the Trash.
  3. If that doesn't work, you might have a startup item or login item that is using the file. To temporarily prevent such items from opening automatically, start up in safe mode by holding down the Shift key while your Mac starts up. Then empty the Trash and restart your Mac normally.

If you can't delete the file for other reasons
  1. Start up from macOS Recovery by holding down Command-R while your Mac starts up.
  2. When the macOS Utilities window appears, select Disk Utility and click Continue.
  3. In Disk Utility, select the disk that contains the file that you want to delete. Then use the First Aid feature of Disk Utility to repair that disk.
  4. Quit Disk Utility, then restart your Mac and empty the Trash.

Jan 02, 2018 | Computers & Internet

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How do I delete emails from my icloud.


Either in the Mail application on your Mac, or on the iCloud website: click the top message of those you want to delete, then shift click the bottom message to select everything between them. On your Mac, hit the delete key. In iCloud this may work, or click the dustbin icon.
Then in Mail hit shift-command-delete to empty the Trash (all accounts) or on the iCloud website click on the cogwheel icon at top right and choose 'Emtpy Trash'. This last is not undoable.

Feb 23, 2015 | Apple Ipad I-pad

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i need to delet all files in mcbook pro


drag the files that you want to delete to the trash can and "control + command" click the trash can and secure empty the trash can.

Sep 12, 2010 | Apple MacBook Pro with 17" Display

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how can i delete old stuff on my mac laptop?


Click anywhere on the desktop that is literally empty space and next to the apple at the top left corner of the desktop FINDER will appear.
Under the File menu, the first item is New Finder Window. Click on that.
A new Finder Window appears with icons for folders for Documents, Desktop, etc.
Find the "old stuff" you want to delete by highlighting it with your mouse and holding down the "apple" aka Command key next to your spacebar on either side you may select multiple items.
When all your "old stuff" is selected, drag the whole collection to your Trash Bin, which should be either at the right side or the bottom of your Dock, depending on whether it is located on the top bottom or one of the sides of your desktop.
Under FINDER at the top left corner of your desktop you will find the commands Empty Trash and Secure Empty Trash the latter of which commands has no key combination, the former of which can be accessed by a combination of Shift-Command-Backspace
Empty Trash simply removes the items, but Secure Empty Trash removes the items AND reclaims your disk space, so if your intention is to increase your disk space, use the menu item, not the key combination to Secure Empty Trash.
I have been illustrating these steps on OSX 10.4 (Tiger) and I do not believe the process is much different for 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard) so if you have any difficulties please get back to me.

Sep 11, 2010 | Apple MacBook Mac Notebook

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How do I empty a Mac downloads' file?


Ctl click on downloads/Open in finder/ select the file/files you want to delete. Drag to the trash and drop. Then go to finder menu File/Empty trash. OR* select the one you want gone CMD click for mutiple items then press CMD+Delete. to empty trash press CMD+Shift+Delete.

Nov 20, 2009 | Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with...

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