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I deleted files from external hard drive, they are no longer there, trash is empty but space hasn't increased, what do I do?

  • What format is the external drive and how did you delete the files (through the Finder, through an application, from the command line)? – Alistair McMillan Sep 19 '17 at 11:33
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Launch the terminal / command line, and replacing 'VolumeName' with the name of your drive type:

sudo rm -R /Volumes/volumeName/.Trashes

Each drive has its own hidden .Trash folder, and each user has a folder in that folder. The above will delete all trash folders on that specific drive.

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