trash

  1. iiurii

    theBin – the next generation of trash bin for macOS

    About three years ago we've confronted multiple errors in system Trash, which we had to solve manually. At this very moment, we've realized that there should be a better way to deal with this problem. In a couple of weeks an idea was born, to make theBin - a smart trash bin, that could do it for...
  2. P

    Unable to move items to trash

    Hi I have 10.4.5 on my Mac Mini 2018. I have discovered that if I move a file to the trash I get this dialogue box saying: Are you sure you want to delete "name of file"? This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action. With that dialogue there is a "Cancel" and a "Delete"...
  3. S

    Delete on iTunes not working with External Drive

    I have my iTunes Media folder on an external drive, formatted in APFS. When I delete a song I have ripped from a CD, the only prompt I get is whether I want to delete from iCloud Music Library and nothing else. Nothing goes in my Trash. The song effectively disappears or enters some kind of...
  4. S

    Stuck emptying Time Machine backups from Trash

    I have Time Machine backups going to a 3TB hard drive. I also have stored many other files there. Recently the 3TB drive filled up. To create space for more of those "other" files, I decided to delete some of the oldest backups. I moved them to the Trash, then tried to Empty the Trash. That...
  5. S

    help recovering disk space. system taking up 200GB

    past few days my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) running mojave 10.14.3 has been slow and overheating. i then realized a new os version came out and maybe i needed to update. i tried to update and my mac has run out of storage (4 GB free disk space remaining) and my system was taking...
  6. ajmichmac

    Finder search results cannot be deleted

    This issue has got to be something that I am overlooking, as it is such a basic task... Upon searching for files with Finder, the list of found items cannot be deleted. Discovered this when attempting to search all drives for .BAK files. Finder locates many .BAK files, but when they are...
  7. S

    How do I uninstall an app + it's accessory files?

    Hello MacRumors Community. Just uninstalled a music app called Reason 10. The file to start the app was inside the app's folder in which other stuff like Factory sounds were. I dragged the entire app folder to the trash and clicked on Empty Trash. Then I searched my computer and found...
  8. R

    Cannot Empty Trash

    Hello, I cannot completely empty my trash. I was solving a network issue last month and had to delete these network files: AirPortBrcmNIC-MFG.kext SystemConfiguration [folder] containing: com.apple.Boot.plist My network is fine now, but these files are still in my trash. When I try to delete...
  9. ACD0236

    Safari Technology Preview uninstall leftovers

    Hi there, I uninstalled Safari Technology Preview with AppCleaner and everything was moved to the trash. When voiding the trash, a folder named "com.apple 19-04-46-245.SafariTechnologyPreview" seems to be locked ("in use") and it is impossible to delete it. I installed STP again and...
  10. Sciuriware

    Can not send file to trash

    Hello, on a single iMac running 10.14.2, one user can send a file to Trash b.m.o. Applescript. The other user can only do this by Finder. However the Trashing is invoked from a JAVA program, so putting 'osascript' to work is mandatory. Obviously the first user has the privilege to control Finder...
  11. R

    Deleting huge files, but not freeing up space!?

    I moved to High Sierra a few months ago, and I was noticing some weird behaviour with what my storage space was showing. I have a 1tb SSD in my MacBook Pro. I only have a few hundred GB of my own files. I just deleted about 200gb of files from my desktop, and there is no change in free space...
  12. R

    Removing file from trash

    I am trying to remove an item from the trash, I receive the message "The operation can’t be completed because the item “Resources” is in use." when I attempt the "Delete Immediately " option. It shows the item still in use but I can't seem to see how considering i have deleted the .app file. I...
  13. M

    Two issues with MP 5,1: shutdown hangs and undeletable files

    I'm having two rather bothersome issues with my Mac Pro that I've been unable to resolve. The first is that the machine hangs on shutdown - and often on startup as well. On shutdown it hangs on the wallpaper screens - no cursor, no dock or toolbar. I have to force a shutdown with the power...
  14. M

    I have a trash file that keeps re-appearing, almost immediate now...

    I have deleted this file (see pic's) and it would be gone for a while... sometimes show after reboot. Sometimes not. Then it will appear when other items are placed in trash. I can empty trash, or delete trash immediately, it will go... but will now reappear within 5 seconds. It seems to be...
  15. M

    Can't delete cloned system folders from external drive

    I needed to perform some diagnostics and repairs on my boot drive and before doing so I backed the entire drive up by cloning to an external USB 3 drive with CCC. After completing repairs successfully I attempted to trash the clone and found that several folders can't be deleted from the...
  16. O

    Files in trash still visible?

    Hi, sorry if this this posted in the wrong place, but this is happening on my mac mini (MAC OS X 10.7.5) so I thought I would post it here. Whenever I trash a video or a picture or a song etc, and empty the trash, the file still seems to be present in finder. I cannot open it though. For...
  17. user1234

    Trash can't be emptied, looks empty

    Hi! I have this very strange issue with trash on my Mac. For the longest time, deleting files from external drives will change the trash icon to show there is something in it, but opening it in finder will show it empty, even though I just deleted files. This means I can't empty it. Ejecting...
  18. WaxLily

    The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -8072).

    My son crashed my mac by running Steam gaming software and it snowballed into a bunch of issues; I've rebooted the machine twice, but the initial freezing interrupted one of my Time Machine backups and now I'm having great difficulty getting TM to run as it's hung up on 'preparing'. So I did...
  19. D

    Why do I have a root level .Trash folder?

    I just noticed that there is a hidden .Trash folder at the root level of my hard drive which contains a few files from 2014. Why does this folder exist and how did the files get there? I understand that the normal .Trash folder is in the user's home directory.
  20. D

    I found a weird file in the trash. Should I be concerned?

    I just noticed a file called "mb3-setup-consumer-3.0.6.1469-10103.exe" in my trash. This is definitely not something that I put there and since it's an .exe file it doesn't seem to be something that the OS would put there either. Googling it results in a lot of sketchy websites giving...