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Fix “Trash Won't Empty--Error 8062” in Mac

The Mac OS X is the most popular operating system which enables you access, modify or delete your personal files and directories by setting permissions on it. In Mac operating system, all the deleted data get stored in trash. Whenever you delete a file or the contents of the files are not actually erased rather it gets stored in Mac trash bin from where you can retrieve your data if needed. In such critical condition you should require to perform recovery of deleted Trash files.


Also, you have the option to delete all your data from trash. Well,there are three possible ways to empty your Mac trash bin. Firstly, while holding the trash icon just click on it and then select the 'Empty trash option' from the list. Secondly, you can delete the data from anywhere by performing the same process. Or, you can empty trash bin by using keyboard shortcut command, Shift+backspace.

But sometime, while performing this task you encounter Trash won't empty—Error 8062 error message which unable you to empty the trash. Whenever you tried to delete the files from trash, this error message gets appeared on the screen and disallow you to delete the files. The main reason which is responsible for the appearance of this error message is incorrect permission settings of files and folders.

Actually, Mac OS X sets up permissions for files, directories and disks which is helpful to control access to the data. Thus, if the permissions get damaged or if the permission set to no write, give rise to “Trash won't empty—Error 8062” and you can't delete your files from trash bin. Thus, to overcome from this situation or to fix “ Trash won't empty—Error 8062” error message of Mac Trash Bin , you can use rm -rf command. To get rid out of the problem, you should require to repair Trash Bin for complete file recovery.

To run this command follow the following steps:-

  • Open the Terminal application
  • Then type 'sudo rm -rf' command
  • Open the trash
  • Now select Edit menu and choose 'Select All' option
  • At last, drag all the selected items to terminal window and then press return


By following these steps, you can easily fix “Trash won't empty—Error 8062” error message and and restore valuable pictures from Trash. If you are unable to restore data after Trash Mac repair then in such critical condition opting automatic Mac Data recovery tool is the best solution.

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