Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:07 AM   #1
serifstelar
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
cannot delete files on 10.7.5

Hi everybody!

Every time i'm trying to delete a folder or a file, finder prompts for my user password and the file/folder disappears but it doesn't go in trash and the space is not freed up from the hd.
I tried with verify/repair disk permissions but it didn't help.
I didn't make any changes before this, everything worked normal.
serifstelar is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:12 AM   #2
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
For problems deleting items or emptying the trash, you may find some useful ideas here. Be sure to restart your Mac, as the files may be already deleted.
You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash
Solving Trash Problems
Can't move files to trash
Can't Empty Trash on a Mac
GGJstudios is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:43 AM   #3
serifstelar
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
fixed

fixed with this:

1. Reboot the computer.
2. Login with the troubled user account
3. Open 'Terminal'
4. Type:

sudo rm -frv ~/.Trash

Note: This removes the old ".Trash" directory and all files and folders in it.

3. Type:

mkdir -v ~/.Trash

Note: This creates a new ".Trash" directory in your home folder.

4. Type:

killall Finder

Note: This kills/restarts Finder

5. Close Terminal.

6. Reboot Computer.

Thank you!
serifstelar is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC