Go Back   Cyber Tech Help Support Forums > Operating Systems > MacOS


Topic Tools
Old November 30th, 2011, 05:52 PM
cgm707 cgm707 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 205
Question Trash Problem / .DS Store Icon

I have tried using the Tra**** program, tried Terminal, but am unable to empty my Trash. I have the latest Mac OS. Can anyone help me with this?
I also tried downloading OnyX, but it says I need a password and my Macbook doesn't use a password.

Also, how do I get rid of the .DS store icon on my desktop?

Thanks for any help!
Reply With Quote

Old November 30th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Buzz Buzz is offline
Cyber Tech Help Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2000
O/S: MacOS
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 3,980
If you restart, you should be able to empty the trash. Or choose "Secure Empty Trash" from the Finder menu.

If you see the .ds_store files on your Mac, you've done something which allows invisible files to be seen. You should not ever see a .ds_store file on a local hard drive unless you've asked to see them.

You really should set a password. Even if it's a simple password. Not setting a password can cause problems, as you're discovering.
Reply With Quote


Topic Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:56 AM.