Can’t Empty Trash on Mac Lion
Some days ago, I encountered weird thing with my computer, I can’t empty trash because some error notifications.
This is the screenshot of the error while I wanted to empty my trash.
From the screen above, it said, The operation can’t be completed because the item “PCMWave” is in use.
And I had those two buttons, either “Stop” or “Continue” the action.
If I chose stop, it means, stop emptying the trash, and if I clicked “Continue” it continued, but it didn’t bring any effects, my trash was still full :(
The solution which finally works
If you have this issue, you can do following:
1. Open your “Finder”
2. On the top menu, next to “Apple” small icon, select “Finder” and in the drop down menu, select “Secure Empty Trash”.
This did the trick, I was able to empty my trash, and after that day, this message doesn’t show up again, and emptying the trash on Mac is done like it used to.