View Full Version : trash problem

29th October 2009, 10:07 PM
for some reason when i put something in the trash it deletes straight away.

how can i fix this so items stay in the trash until i empty it?


29th October 2009, 11:52 PM
Have you looked in Finder preferences, Advanced tab to see if the tab for empty Trash Securely is unticked?

29th October 2009, 11:57 PM
yes, it is unticked.

any other ideas? :confused:

30th October 2009, 06:13 AM
Click on the item in the Finder's sidebar with the house icon and verify that you are able to write to this folder in the Ownership & Permissions section of the Get Info window, and that it isn't locked; if it is already set this way and you get that error, open the Terminal in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder and run the following:

mkdir ~/.Trash

If you get a message stating that the folder exists, run the following:

sudo chown $UID ~/.Trash
chmod u+rwx ~/.Trash

The first command in the second set will prompt you for your administrator password; nothing will appear in the Terminal window while it is being typed. In either case, click on the Finder icon in the Dock with the Control and Option keys pressed, and relaunch it.

30th October 2009, 09:30 AM
for some reason when i put something in the trash it deletes straight away.This is for files on your computer, not on a network, right? If you're trashing files on another computer on your network, they will delete straight away.

30th October 2009, 11:56 AM
thanks Boney_Ahem, relaunching the finder fixed the problem :)

thanks for everyones help