Force empty the trash in Mac

Sometimes, emptying the Trash in Mac can be very challenging. ¬†For various reasons the trash bin will not empty or will take a long time to tell us why it couldn’t be done with not so good explanation. Here is an alternate way you can empty the trash.

1. Open the Terminal (Command + Space and then type Terminal and hit enter)

2. In the Terminal window after the $, type in the following and hit enter (be super careful – no extra space after the ~). Type in your super secret password

sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash

Voila… everything gone from the trash!

Force empty the trash in Mac