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I am trying to delete files off my 8GB USB Cruzer device, as I often put movies on it to watch on my PS3. When I plug it into my PC, I can delete files off it fine, but when I plus it into my Macbook Pro, it creates a .Trashes folder. When I put the files I want to delete into the trash bin, it goes into this .Trashes folder, but when I try to empty the .Trashes folder, a window comes up saying "Moving "Trash" to "Trash" and it just stays on that window, it does not delete. I waited for an hour and still nothing. I have tried restarting but it still does not work. I do not want to go upstairs to my PC everytime I need to delete files.

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The '.Trashes' folder is for OS X to remember that you moved files to the Trash but haven't deleted it. To remove the files from the '.Trashes' folder you need to empty the trash.

You can empty the trash by right clicking on the trash can in your dock and selecting 'Empty Trash'.

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To avoid having to go via Trash you can do the following

  • Open Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities or via Spotlight)
  • Type rm followed by a Space
  • Drag all the files you want to delete from Finder into the Terminal window (release the mouse after the green + appears)
  • Press Return
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Or, check this related answer :) apple.stackexchange.com/questions/66369/… –  Gerry Mar 31 '13 at 12:15

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