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Unable to empty the trash. Error message (error code -8003) results when attempting to empty trash on a mac.

The operation cannot be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -8003)

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To Resolve Error Code 8003 When Emptying Trash, Follow the Steps Below

  1. Open the Terminal app
  2. Type the following command and hit <ENTER>

    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*

  3. When prompted, type the password of an administrative account

The trash will automatically empty, removing any files.