Whether you’re a Windows or a Mac user, you might want to know how you force recycle bin to permanently remove stubborn files.
On both Windows and Mac, it’s inevitable to get into a very annoying situation when it comes to deleting files. Whether it’s a downloaded program from the Internet or a big busy collection of pictures you’ve already copied to an external hard drive, some files get into the recycle bin and refuse to leave it.
The errors you face when you choose Empty Trash in Mac OS or Empty Recycle Bin on Windows systems are different. There may be a notification saying that the files are currently in use and cannot be deleted. Another scenario would involve the apparent emptying of the recycle bin without error, but there are still documents in it, and the icon has not changed.