So, I put a few files that were on my Bootcamp partition into the Mac OS trash can. All deleted, except one. I've tried to force empty the trash by holding the option key wile emptying the trash, but still no luck. I've tried a few times and now i get an error message.
"The finder can't complete the operation because some data in "Civ V" can't be read or written (Error code -36)
This message comes up if I'm trying to empty the trash or even put the file back into the place on the NTFS formatted bootcamp drive. BTW, /I'm running on a Mac Mini 2.53 as written below with the latest version of SL
Just a quick update, If I unmount the bootcamp drive the trash appears empty.
That's because the deleted file is actually flagged for deletion on the Bootcamp partition in a special invisible directory called .Trashes and no, I did not misspell it.
There's a good chance if you re-mount that partition the Trash icon in OS X's Finder will appear full again.
Try the free utilities mentioned to force empty the Trash. If that does not work, you can use the Terminal.app to delete the whole invisible .Trashes directory located at the root level of the Bootcamp partition. The system will automatically rebuild that directory after deletion.
Another simpler way may be that you need to be the owner of that file or it is locked. This may be changed in the Get Info dialog, but first you need to drag the file out of the trash with the Bootcamp partition mounted. Once you unlock it and/or change owner, place it back in the Trash and try again.
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