For the past few weeks I’ve had an issue on my Macbook Pro – the trash wouldn’t empty!! The spinning beachball would just keep on spinning until I force restarted Finder.
The solution for this was quite simple.
- Open a ‘Terminal’ session
- Run the following command:
rm -Rf ~/.Trash/*
- Done! Trash empty!
Thanks to Macconsultant at Superuser.com for the answer!