Is there a way to empty out files faster in Mac OS?

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Hello friends,

I find emptying the trash in Mac OS X to be a long and tiring process, especially when there are lots of files in my trash. I have recently tried to empty my trash and took a screenshot (which I have posted below) of the minute progress of the emptying after 30 minutes.

I am not too familiar with Unix-based graphical interface OS. .

Is there a way to empty out these files faster?

MAC OS X Emptying the Trash
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Best Answer by Ronald M Peterson
Answered By 0 points N/A #191352

Is there a way to empty out files faster in Mac OS?

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Hi Adams,

Yes there is a way to empty the trash faster if you use the terminal. Open up the terminal and write 

rm -rf ~/.Trash/*

Press enter and it will make the trash empty way faster than the graphical UI does.

Hope it would be helpful.

Thanks.

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Answered By 80 points N/A #191354

Is there a way to empty out files faster in Mac OS?

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Hello Adam,

If you find the emptying trash is taking long time than try Onyx . Onyx is a multifunctional utility for OS X. It is Maintenance and optimization tool. This software will not only empty trash but also optimize your system. Download Onyx from the website https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx

Thank you.

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