When you empty the Trash on your Mac, you get the following error:
“The operation can’t be completed because the item <filename> is in use.”
Any files mentioned with the error above are still being used by the system.
- Click the Finder icon in the dock (smiley face icon).
- On the top menu, click Finder.
- Click Secure Empty Trash.
- Click the “Secure Empty Trash” button.
Thank you – after trying several other options given by other forums etc… I tried this. So simple and completely effective. Thank you – thank you
awesome.. that worked..