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.
To avoid having to go via Trash you can do the following
- Open Terminal (in
/Applications/Utilitiesor via Spotlight)
rmfollowed by a Space (or, if you want to delete whole folders that way, type
rm -rfollowed by Space)
- Drag all the files you want to delete from Finder into the Terminal window (release the mouse after the green + appears)
- Press Return