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Trash in OS X Lion won’t delete

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.

  1. Open a ‘Terminal’ session
  2. Run the following command:
    rm -Rf ~/.Trash/*
  3. Done! Trash empty!

Thanks to Macconsultant at for the answer!