adding items to the trash bin

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stoutboy1, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. stoutboy1 macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2007
    For the last 6 years I have been able to drag items to the trash bin, but now when I do that it asks me if I'd like to permenemtly delete the item.

    I want to be able to add things to my trash bin and NOT delete them instatnly. I have no Idea how this got changed ro how to fix it. Please help.
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    If you drag the items from a network share to the trash, it will prompt you with the alert that it will be deleted permanently. Other than that, I don't know how you are able to get that message. :eek:
    Just one simple question:
    Do you know how the permissions are set? I.e. open the, and simply type "ls -al" and take a look at the following line:

    drwx------ 2 <you> staff 68 Jul 8 23:09 .Trash

    Is the first part the same? (drwx------)
  3. stoutboy1 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2007
    In response to the above question, this is what I get in the terminal:

    drwxr-xr-x 24 coleoneal wheel 816 Jul 6 17:06

    Does that help?

    Here is a picture of the pop up.

    Obviously I don't know how to post up a picture. The message says exactly

    "The item "picture 1" will be deleted immediately. Are you sure you want to continue?"

    I installed and ran a program called macdust on the 6th on July. That may have been what caused it but I just want my trash can back.

    Please help.
  4. stoutboy1 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2007
    I tried everything I could think of and a bunch of suggestions... Nothing worked so I shut the computer down and went to sleep. The next morning I got up and it was still having issues.

    I reset the finder and that fixed it. :D:D:D:D
    Go figure.

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