Usually, if you require to empty the trash on macOS, you will navigate to the Dock, right-click the Trash icon and select the EmptyTrash option. This will result in permanent deletion of the files stored in the Trash folder.
However, on some occasions emptying the trash, may not seem to bring the intended action. For instance, when you press the option ‘EmptyTrash’, you may come across a strange pop-up window, which says:
operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found.
Error Code -43
The error prevents macOS from performing the task of emptying the trash. You may try to empty the trash again, but the pop-up window with the same error code -43 will not let you do the task.
Reasons for Error Code -43?
Some of the reasons that may cause the error code – 43:
The file(s) in the trash is being used by some applications.
macOS has temporarily blocked the permission to perform any operation on some files that are stored in the trash.
Permissions conflict may also be the reasons
Other unknown reasons
Solving Error Code -43
and Emptying the Trash Successfully.
Follow the below sequential procedure to resolve the error and empty the trash-bin as earlier.
Step i. Close all windows.
Step ii. Go to AppleLogo
Step iii. Click Apple logo and select ForceQuit
Step iv. Next, select Finder and press Relaunch button
Step v. Wait for the process to complete
Now, navigate to the dock and empty the trash by right-clicking it.
This time, you will be able to
empty the trash successfully.
Vishal is a data recovery expert @Stellar. He addresses data loss scenarios on a Mac. He intends to help people solve their macOS problems. Besides, Vishal prefers to read autobiographies, and his personal favorite is of Steve Jobs.