10.4.11 to 10.6.8 will not "Select All" to Trash-- help!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ab Ovo, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Ab Ovo macrumors newbie

    Ab Ovo

    Aug 4, 2009
    NYC, NY 10014 Eastern Long Island 11937 USA
    I'm having Trash trouble!

    I installed Snow Leopard 10.6.8 in my 24" iMac desktop running Tiger 10.4.11. It was the $29.95 disc from the Mac store. Could not have been a more simple install; I put in the disc, followed the prompts, was finished up in about an hour.

    All seems fine in this last week .... BUT ..... the way I work with lots of photos, I caption many and file them .... leaving on the desktop various photos to discard.

    In the past I always went to Edit and clicked on Select All and dragged any icon to the Trash, this cleaned all icons/photos from the desktop in one move.

    Now I've Snow Leopard and I "Select All" now and drag to the Trash and nothing happens, there is no sound, no Trash-ing, all jumps back into desktop position. No window drops down saying there is trouble. Trash just won't take in icons/photos under Select All.

    I can do each individually, no trouble.

    Anyone have this trouble when upgrading to 10.8? Know of anything I can do to make Select All work?

    Thanks for any suggestions/help.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Have you checked the "Sharing and Permissions" settings of some files and the Desktop folder via the Get Info window?

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