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Old Feb 14, 2007, 11:36 PM   #1
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Trash Settings

Is there such thing?

Soon as i place a file in the trash it deleted completely and doesnt sit in
trash. I'd like to be able to restore a file if need be, as i have just lost alot of
pictures
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Old Feb 14, 2007, 11:58 PM   #2
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I've never heard of a setting for this. Try checking if the files have really been removed by opening Terminal and typing:
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cd .Trash
ls -la
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 12:12 AM   #3
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Nothing is coming up.

I'll explain a little more. As soon as i drag item to trash or accidently!
command - delete the items are removed completely, meaning they aren't in the trash...? When i first got my MBP it didnt do this.
Now i'm pretty pissed because i had highlighted other photos without knowing and deleted them with the rest.
Which i can get over but for avoiding this is the future i'd like my files to sit in the trash then i can empty it when i want.
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 12:17 AM   #4
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I vaguely remember someone having problems with .Trash but can't remember the details. But the solution was to delete .Trash and log out and back in again, which recreated .Trash. But try renaming .Trash rather than deleting it totally, just in case I've totally misremembered this, and logging out and back in.
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 12:33 AM   #5
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Thanks for your help, but i dont wanna stuff it up.
Might just take it in to a service guy or something.

Also i have this app that i tried to run to recover the data
but its not working and i closed it down/quit and wont trash it cause it's "in use" and i tried the whole renaming,
but nothing is working. gosh i sick of computer problems!
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 12:34 AM   #6
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I vaguely remember someone having problems with .Trash but can't remember the details. But the solution was to delete .Trash and log out and back in again, which recreated .Trash. But try renaming .Trash rather than deleting it totally, just in case I've totally misremembered this, and logging out and back in.
I remember this thread also. I'll try and locate it, it's gotta be around here somewhere...
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 12:47 AM   #7
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thanks guys. also this may help or add to the problem

Finder > Secure Empty Trash is unclickable.

This is what it says when i com-d an item, if i press cancel it doesnt delete at all. The item "_____" will be immediately deleted.
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 03:29 AM   #8
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I'm a genius!! i have fixed it hahaha. thanks for your help guys.
It's a bit late for my photos thou, i knew i shouldnt have deleted them off the camera so early.
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 04:08 AM   #9
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We have the auto delete setting at university, so its a feature rather than a bug
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 04:12 AM   #10
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I did this to my computer by deleting the .Trash folder.

When i recreated it all was well.
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Old Nov 4, 2008, 09:34 PM   #11
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I am having the same problem as you did what did you do to fix it?
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Old Feb 7, 2010, 04:39 PM   #12
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Same Problem. Help

i have the same problem as BCains!!! the trash automatically permanently deletes the trash instead of just putting it in the trash UNTIL i empty it!! where is that ".trash" file u were talking about?! This is soo annoying it didnt used to be like this is just randomely started to be like this!!!
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 12:38 PM   #13
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I'm a genius!! i have fixed it hahaha. thanks for your help guys.
It's a bit late for my photos thou, i knew i shouldnt have deleted them off the camera so early.
It'd be great if you told us how you fixed it.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 07:31 PM   #14
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That post was over three years ago.

I suspect it was this:

Finder Menu > Preferences > Advanced
remove check from Empty Trash Securely
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Old May 27, 2010, 12:59 PM   #15
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Trash Bin - How to reset settings?

As soon as I drag item to trash! or Right Click > Move to Trash

command - "Are you sure you want to delete? This item will be deleted immediately. You canít undo this action".

Once Delete the items are removed completely, meaning they aren't in the trash bin?
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I have read the previous posts, and I am unable to "discard" my Trash Bin!

I have also tried: Thermal with no results...
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Note:
Finder > Empty Trash and
Finder > Secure Empty Trash
Are both "Un-click-able"
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Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Jun 1, 2010, 07:08 AM   #16
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Solution

Wow - so this really annoyed me, and I wasted an hour on it, but here is the step-by-step solution:

http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/trash.ht...or-Files-46919
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 10:04 AM   #17
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Help

I have read all the thread above and have the exact same problem as Cobalt222 and thebub. My trash is automatically deleted even though the "secure emptying" setting option is not checked. I have read and write permissions and my trash performed normally up until recently. I am not aware that I have changed anything and I want to be able to keep things in trash until I am ready to empty it! I can't delete the trash folder but when I ran the following command: ls ~/.Trash in Terminal prompt, it told me I had access denied.
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Old Nov 5, 2011, 01:57 PM   #18
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Trash only secure delete fix

The way I fixed the problem when your trash will only secure delete was to run Onyx which is a free utility that you can download from places like http://download.cnet.com/OnyX-Snow-L...-10653022.html It is a mac tweak utility and when you run it allow it to verify start up and then click on the perimeters button and in the dialogue box tick 'show delete trash' this then shows you the option in finder, to delete trash or secure delete trash. It also shows up in your trash bin as default trash setting. If you do not already have Onyx it is worth having just to clean your mac up and keep it running smoothly. Beware of the cautions though before you delete anything.
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