HowTo: Force your trash to empty

Sometimes the trash bin on your Mac gets hung up and refuses to empty. Also, you may have deleted a large number of files and it is taking forever to empty the trash. Fortunately, there is a simple solution using a simple command from the Terminal utility on your Mac.

Here is how to force your trash to empty:

Open the Terminal App: Finder > Go > Utilities > Terminal
Enter the following command after the prompt:

sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*

Enter your computer password after the prompt
Click Return
Quit Terminal

Important: Enter the command exactly as shown.

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