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    Hello,

    When i delete a file or folder it says it will be deleted immediately so its not moving the files to the trash how do i fix this?

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    Have you checked to see if "Empty Trash securely" is checked on the Advanced tab of the Finder preferences?

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    Its not checked.

    also say i delete a file using appcleaner it deletes the files but there not in the trash so i am thinking its doing the same thing.

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    How are you deleting the files? Dragging them to the trash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theapplestuff View Post
    When i delete a file or folder it says it will be deleted immediately so its not moving the files to the trash how do i fix this?
    The only time I ever get this message is when I delete something from an external drive or server

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    Quote Originally Posted by grfxninja View Post
    The only time I ever get this message is when I delete something from an external drive or server
    x2. Any volume where it can't or won't create a trash bin
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    I had this issue ages ago and it turned out to be a permissions error. Try repairing permissions and if that doesn't work look at the permissions of your whole home folder and your trash (~/.Trash).

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    Here is a pic of what i am getting.



    also repairing the permissions did not work.

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    So to echo grfxninja and arkenstone, does this happen on your home drive or on external/network drives? or both?

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    can you do a ls -al of your home folder ("ls -al ~" without the quotes in Terminal) and post back here your permissions for your trash folder, e.g. mine is
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    drwx------    2 dagaz  staff     68 11 Sep 16:08 .Trash

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    This is on my internal HDD

    and here "ls -al ~"

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    drwxr-xr-x   6 root    admin    204 10 Sep 20:36 .Trash

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    Have you got any shell altering apps installed? Onyx or the like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehenna View Post
    Have you got any shell altering apps installed? Onyx or the like?
    Nop this is a clean install of SL from when it came out and the only apps i have install in skype,adium etc. the normal day-to-day stuff.

    EDIT: note that this only started to happen after upgrade to 10.6.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by theapplestuff View Post
    This is on my internal HDD

    and here "ls -al ~"

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    drwxr-xr-x   6 root    admin    204 10 Sep 20:36 .Trash
    .Trash should have the permissions drwx------

    try deleting it "rm -r .Trash" and then relaunching Finder "killall Finder" to recreate .Trash.
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    This thread at the Apple Support Discussion website is asking pretty much the same question and there are some Terminal Commands on page 2 that seem to have solved the issue ..

    the1sen wrote:
    Hi,

    I have been attempting to solve an issue and am unsuccessful at this point.

    1. I attempt to send an item to the Trash (any item, anywhere on HD)
    are you trying to trash items from your main hard drive? if so run the following terminal command (copy and paste please)

    Code:
    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
    you'll have to enter your admin password (which you won't see). that's normal. then log out/in. your trash should work normally after that.

    2. If I use CMD+DEL or right click + Move to Trash, same message pops up
    3. Message says, "Are you sure you want to delete XXXXXXXX.XXX file? This item will be deleted immediately. You can not undo this action."
    4. If I drag any item to the Trash, the same pop-up shows up.

    Things I have tried to repair the issue:

    1. Repair permissions
    2. Looked to see if there was an additional account or something
    3. Restarted
    4. PRAM Reset

    I don't know what else to try. I have seen this message before - Typically when I am logged into another Mac in my home and I attempt to delete something on the remote machine, this exact message pops up.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you for the help in advance.
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    Fixed sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash done the job.

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    which is just what i suggested . although you dont need to use sudo and can just relaunch Finder instead of logging out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richthomas View Post
    which is just what i suggested . although you dont need to use sudo and can just relaunch Finder instead of logging out.
    All most the command you told me did not work it showed me some error. so i had to be done by root.

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    Just a reminder people, the "Repair permissions" command in Disk Utility will NOT fix this kind of thing, it only checks the permissions of installed software against what the installer receipt says they were originally. This means nothing whatsoever in your user folder, such as the Trash.
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