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I have the trash dialog box up, and it's frozen. What process needs to be killed in order to remove it, without having to restart?

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Try killall Finder in Terminal.app.

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wont that close all open programs in finder? – Eric Leroy Oct 12 '12 at 1:50
    
it will only stop the finder, no other apps. since the finder is what is frozen, it would be what you have to kill – segiddins Oct 12 '12 at 1:51
    
Perfect! Thank you. – Eric Leroy Oct 12 '12 at 1:58

If you want to stop ONLY the Empty Trash process, open the Activity Monitor utility and force quit the Locum process.

Enter your admin password when requested.

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I don't see Locum. Has is been renamed? – Matt Jan 1 at 18:00

Relaunch the Finder if you don't want to use the terminal. Apple menu > Force quit... > Finder > Relaunch.

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This worked, easier to use than terminal for most users. – xbsd Nov 7 '14 at 18:15

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