On a Mac keyboard, which is the Options key. Is it the one that says 'ctrl' or the one that says 'alt'.
I responded to say that it still says Emptying the Trash but the Items to Delete is now negative and currently shows -176,878 items! Is this normal? What should I do?
Don't know where to find one of the characters: the one before the slash. Did not expect this to be sop difficult to solve!
I had already tried copying and pasting. Did it again and this is what I got:
mac:~ alanalexander$ sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.
To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.
Entered my Apple ID and it was not recognised. Which password. I tried the one I use for software updates and that was not recognised: command not found.
Can't do Ctrl-C; have also tried cmd-C. Both return this response:
Tried new command, entered password, got this:
examine files in directory /Users/alanalexander/.Trash?
Won't let me log out because Finder has operations in progress. Should I force quit?
Forced quit, trash now empty! Will this happen when I next try to empty trash?
Have retained the instructions! Thank you for your help. Will now finish and rate you GOOD!