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# 36  
Old 12-22-2016
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If we were talking Solaris, Linux or SCO I could offer some serious help. I'm just severely disadvantaged with OSX.
# 37  
Old 12-22-2016
Hickd8, Noted. And thanks again for your posts.
# 38  
Old 12-22-2016
You're welcome. You obviously have great OSX knowledge and will continue with research. There are some big guns subscribed to this thread who aren't currently online - DukeNuke2, Don, Jim, RudiC and Gull04.

Probably at least some of them will be able to add something to this.

Let's keep with it.

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Dunno if it's relevant but I've been reading about a OSX utility called 'trimforce' which enables access to SSD drives. Perhaps search for that and checkout if it's relevant to help out this issue.
# 39  
Old 12-22-2016
To access the content of a hidden folder, you just have to know the path.

If both drives were named the same (Macintosh HD), then the "external" will show up as "Macintosh HD 2".
If it is not named the same, just replace the volume name in the second command below, with the actual volume name.

ls -al /Volumes
open /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD\ 2/Users/username/.Trash

Then you can select the file and try deleting it in the GUI.

It may be necessary to "ignore permissions" on the mounted volume, which you can do via GUI's "Get Info" at the very bottom of the Get Info window for a mounted external volume. Don't forget to set it back when you're done.

Last edited by rbatte1; 12-23-2016 at 04:57 AM.. Reason: Added CODE tags
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