The trash - is it dangerous?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by wowser, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. wowser macrumors 6502a

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    Whilst I can see that it is quite possible to 'accidently' throw say, my Tony Hawks folder into the trash, and 'accidently' empty the trash, i was wondering if the same 'danger' would be true of the Macintosh HD icon (forgive the ' ' marks). I was testing and dragging it to the trash brought up the 'eject' icon. If i was drunk, or something, would it be possible to get rid of the contents of my harddrive??????? Is this a stupid post?
     
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    You can drag the hard drive icon, the trash can will change to the eject icon, and you can let go of the drive icon--then you will be told that the disk is in use and can't be ejected.

    You can't trash a drive. You can only unmount it--but not if it's got the os you booted from on it.
     
  3. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks the lord. I guess it would be just the same in windows too!
     
  4. russed macrumors 68000

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    i wouldnt be so sure, my friend managed to compleatly f**k his xp pc by installing m$ office. told him 2 restart and we got some odd screen saying the hd was corrypted. well it took me about 10 hours to get it working agian! gotta love m$ (yeh right!)
     
  5. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    new microsoft office on the mac looks nice, though
     
  6. Sparky's macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't resist, I once was looking for space on an older PC when I came across a 50mb compressed file of some sort??? silly me it was the root OS. But too late I deleted it!! and took a few days to get it up and running again. I always thought the only good thing about the Trash can on a PC was to put the OS in it!
     

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