Can't open Trash Folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by whyrichard, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Aug 15, 2002
    #1
    Hey,

    I can't open my trash folder on my '09 mac pro... i click on it in my dock, and literally nothing happens. the trash can icon just blinks.

    I have an '09 mac pro, with my boot disk on a raid 0 totally 160 gigs of intel ssd's... os x lion.

    what the? what should i do?

    thanks,
    r.
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Jul 17, 2010
    #2
    The Trash is probably deleted accidentally. You can recreate it easy enough.
    Open a terminal shell and type:
    cd ~ (press return)
    ls -a (press return)
    If .Trash is not present in the list type:
    mkdir .Trash
    Trash will be back and usable again.
     
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #3
    .trash was on the list... but thank you for your effort...

    r.
     
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Jul 17, 2010
    #4
    Reboot could clear it up.
    Can you navigate into Trash via Terminal? Is there anything in it?
    cd ~/.Trash
    ls (press return)


    You can also relaunch the Dock.
    killall Dock (press return)

    Can you give any more details? It just blinks? I have never seen any directory or link just "blink". Trash is nothing more than a directory. Question mark and warnings, yes.

    You could delete the Trash directory and re-create a fresh one following the directions I posted earlier.
     
  5. will.billy macrumors newbie

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    Apr 4, 2012
    #5
    I had the same issue. Not sure what the situation was. But, terminal showed all was well, relaunching the dock didn't help, but the reboot fixed it.
     

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