On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 11:24 AM, James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca> wrote: [snip] > folder and the folder itself. This I cannot do. I have > tried deleting using rm -rf ./.Trash-root but the command Try deleting with the -f option. I.e., rm -r .Trash-root. This will at least tell you what the issue is. Once you fix the issue preventing deletion, go ahead and add the -rf (or unalias your rm command :D )..