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Trash Can Icon in Dock always shows as empty
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Apr 1, 2014, 09:44 PM
My trash can icon in the dock shows that it's empty, however it's filled with a bunch of items.
If i click on the trash can, a window opens and i can see the documents, pictures, etc. And i can delete them and refill the can again. But the dock trash icon still shows as empty.

Is there a fix for the icon in the dock? Has this happened to anyone else?

I'm running 10.9.2 on the newest iMac.
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Apr 4, 2014, 08:42 AM
If guessing is allowed...

The Dock preference may be corrupt. It is named "com.apple.dock.plist".Try deleting that. It can be found at:

/Users/(your name)/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

A restart may be required.
27" i7 iMac (10.10.3), iPhone 5 (iOS 8.3)
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