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Empty Trash may not delete folders in the Trash if using network home directory

Symptoms

Users who have home directories that mount using AFP server may find that folders remain in the Trash after emptying the Trash, either from the Dock icon or from the Finder menu.

Loose files that are not contained within a folder will be deleted as expected, but folders and their contents may remain. The Dock's trash icon will still show that the Trash has contents, even though the Finder's visual progress indicator suggests that the Trash has been emptied without issue

Mobile home directories are not affected by this issue.

Resolution

Update to OS X Lion v10.7.4 or later.

Last Modified: May 9, 2012
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  • Last Modified: May 9, 2012
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