When my external hard drive got disconnected (without ejecting), it created a .Trashes folder. Now, I'm not able to delete the folder by emptying the trash. I keep on getting The operation can’t be completed because the item “MyFolder” is in use. error. How do I delete this folder as it is occupying a huge amount of space on my hard disk? TIA.

I'm using MacOs Catalina Version 10.15.1 (Macbook Air).


I've tried to delete the directory using sudo rm -rf /Volumes/MYDRIVE/.Trashes/ command and got rm: /Volumes/MYDRIVE/.Trashes/: Operation not permitted error.


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