My TRASH in the dock won't open!!!!

Discussion in 'OS X' started by hecxs, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    For some reason the trash icon in the dock won't open and I can't restore some files that I mistakenly deleted.

    HELP guys!!:eek::confused::eek:
     
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    xUKHCx

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    #2
    Open a finder window and press cmd+shift+g then i that window type "~/.Trash" without the quote marks. This will take you to your trash.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thanks!!

    Thanks dude, that really helped!!:D
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Thank You

    Thank you so much for the advice that worked!!!!!!!!!!!! I had the same problem and was very worried.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks this helped, but is there a way to make it so you can actually click on the trash and it will come up
     
  6. macrumors 601

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    #6
    You could try making a new plist for the Dock:

    HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist
    or
    HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.db

    one at a time if you want to know which one fixes it (if it does):

    Move the plist file to the Desktop
    Restart the computer. This makes a new plist, set to default values, which means anything you've messed with reverts to "out of the box".
    If it didn't help, you can put the plist back. This will overwrite the new default version.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    #7
    Hi there! I also need help with my trash can. Mine appears on the dock, but every time I open it, it automatically opens up in finder.
    How can I revert it back to opening up a window with the "genie" effect and not in the finder??? :confused:

    Thankssss
     
  8. macrumors 601

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    #8
    System Preferences > Dock

    Click "minimize using" and select Genie Effect.

    It will open that way also, albeit still in Finder. That's what Finder is for.
     

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