In Mac OS X, when you empty your Trash there is still at least one file left over.
If you try to rename the file you get the following message:
“The operation could not be completed.
An unexpected error occurred (error code -43).”
- Attempting to delete or rename the file from a Terminal in Mac OS X may give you the message “File name too long”.
- Attempting to delete or rename the file in Windows may give you the message “Cannot delete file: The filename you specified is invalid or too long.”
This can happen when using a drive on both Mac OS X and Windows. The exact cause is unknown.
- Drag the file onto a USB or External Hard Drive.
- Connect the drive to a computer running Windows (Parallels Desktop and BootCamp are fine).
- Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator.
- Type “chkdsk F: /r” and press Enter (where F is the letter of the drive).
- Once the process is complete it should have removed the file. You can then close the Command Prompt window.