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Empty Trash, but files still eating up hard drive?

I had several large files on my OSX disk, which I moved to the trash. I emptied the trash as well. I would have thought that this would have freed up the disk space, but it didn’t. My OSX disk is down to 25GB. I searched the disk and found all of the trash files are still in /User/****/.local/shares/Trash/files
Is it safe to delete these files (again?)
How do I get them off the disk to free the space?
I thought once you emptied the trash, this files would be gone?

Comments: 2 Responses to “Empty Trash, but files still eating up hard drive?”

    10 years ago

    What happens if you look in your Trash folder using the Finder? Do you see the files there still?
    If so, then try emptying again.
    If that doesn’t work, then check out this thread:

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    10 years ago

    I had a right problem with this. One said hold the options key down while emptying the trash. It made the sound of emptying trash,but all the files were still there. I can`t remember what i did after that but it worked. It happened the second time, and somebody said download the application SuperEmptyTrash, and it worked great. It also can clear files on a pen drive,and your hard drive,but i have kept clear of the hard drive one. Its sitting in my dock still.

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