I recently encountered an error where none of the applications would open, similar to this. I was able to resolve the issue by using
Go to Folder... option under the
Go menu and navigating to
/var/folders/. I deleted all the folders there and rebooted my system, after which everything is working normally.
The problem now that I'm unable to permanently delete the folders
sv from Trash. When I try to delete them, I get the following warning and no matter what I select, the folders are not deleted from Trash -
The operation can’t be completed because the item “0” is in use.
Note - MacOS has already replaced these deleted folders in /var/folders/.
I've also tried deleting it from the terminal with super user permissions but still can't delete them -
Anish@Anishs-MBP:.Trash $ sudo rm -rf * Password: rm: fz/w4_v47p50v141vqr9pwtg9qc0000gp/0/SafariFamily: Operation not permitted rm: fz/w4_v47p50v141vqr9pwtg9qc0000gp/0/com.apple.LaunchServices.dv: Operation not permitted rm: fz/w4_v47p50v141vqr9pwtg9qc0000gp/0/com.apple.nsurlsessiond: Operation not permitted rm: fz/w4_v47p50v141vqr9pwtg9qc0000gp/0/com.apple.routined: Operation not permitted rm: fz/w4_v47p50v141vqr9pwtg9qc0000gp/0: Directory not empty rm: fz/w4_v47p50v141vqr9pwtg9qc0000gp: Directory not empty rm: fz: Directory not empty rm: sv/tjz3fg0j3hx5_lhhmv335s0m0000gn/0/com.apple.LaunchServices.dv: Operation not permitted rm: sv/tjz3fg0j3hx5_lhhmv335s0m0000gn/0/com.apple.nsurlsessiond: Operation not permitted rm: sv/tjz3fg0j3hx5_lhhmv335s0m0000gn/0/com.apple.routined: Operation not permitted rm: sv/tjz3fg0j3hx5_lhhmv335s0m0000gn/0: Directory not empty rm: sv/tjz3fg0j3hx5_lhhmv335s0m0000gn: Directory not empty rm: sv: Directory not empty
I've also rebooted the system in Safe Mode and tried to delete them but no luck.
I realize that there are operations being run tied with these files that's causing the problem. How do I find and stop these tasks so that I can delete these folders?
This issue is only with a single user account. It looks like I'll have to disable System Integrity Protection and then try to delete them. Is that safe? I'm using High Sierra if that matters.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.