Can't Use Trash

iriejedi

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Oct 4, 2000
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All of a sudden 10.4 is telling me I lost my trash privilages!!!!!

I'm an 'admin' on the machine and only account. Not to mention as of last night I could empty the trash?

Did disk repair no issues.

Any advice here before I reinstall OS?

Thanks in advance!

:confused:
 

Soulstorm

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Feb 1, 2005
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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Hmm... then I don't know. Are you prevented from deleting one or more specified files or is Trash refusing to do anything, whatsoever...?

Also, see if this support article from Apple helps, at all: You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash in Mac OS X. It's the closest support article I could find to your description above...
... or you can change the access privileges for the trash! You know, the trash is a folder inside your Home folder.

In the finder, under the "Go" menu, choose "Go to Folder..." option.
Enter this path: "~/.Trash" without the quotes. Watch out, the path is CASE SENSITIVE.

This will open the trash folder as it appears to be in the finder. Choose "Get info" and change the privileges manually.

Watch out! I haven't tried this myself... I just gave you an idea!
 

iriejedi

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 4, 2000
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Nor Cal
Thank You - and THE solution

PaRaGoNViCtiM said:
:eek: Thats very odd!!

Thank you for all the ideas - :)

No with some embarrassment here the solutioon: after a clean install (which was quite unnecessary) and a near tantrum (slight exaggeration) when the second user (a non admin account) could use their trash.... :rolleyes:

I simply UNLOCKED THE DESKTOP! How it got locked is beyond me. But apparently it can be locked and not even God could use the trash.

My favorite trouble shooting pathway - "The long road to simple" :p

IJ
 
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