I am running Mavericks on a 2012 Mac Mini. I have a WD MyBookLive NAS drive on the network which appears under SHARED in Finder. There are lots of files on the drive I want to delete but my Mac seems unable to do it.

When choosing Move to Trash, a progress bar pops up and stays there forever.

  • Trash only works on local files - try a direct delete – user151019 Jun 25 '14 at 13:02
  • How would I do that? – rf_wilson Jun 25 '14 at 13:05
  • Interesting. Are you connecting to the NAS using SMB or AFP or some other protocol combination? I could see the .Trashes folder being a problem if the OS wants to move the files to be deleted rather than deleting them in place. – bmike Jun 25 '14 at 14:49
  • It is using AFP I believe. OSX gives me the option of Move to Trash so I am surprised that it is not supposed to work. – rf_wilson Jun 26 '14 at 9:51
  • If you are comfortable with Terminal, you can use rm. – Andrew Lazarus Jun 26 '14 at 23:38

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