delete single file from trash ?

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  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    Is there anyway to delete a single file from the trash ? Or even better, delete a file by just right clicking on it without even having to sent it to the trash ? Is there a free app that does that ?
  2. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    what are you trying to do exactly? put that ONE file in the trash by itself, empty the trash.

    meanwhile... right click, select move to trash.

    you can also turn off the warning before emptying the trash (under finder>preferences>advanced).

    r u trying to find a way to right-click a file and have it simply deleted completely?
  3. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I'm not sure why you would want to do that as opposed to just emptying the trash. I believe there are some terminal commands that would do it, but I'm not comfortable enough with terminal to try to tell you what to do there since I don't want to be responsible for telling you the wrong thing and having you delete something important.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    There is an app here that claims to do exactly what you want. I have never used it though.
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    There's a searching app called "EasyFind" that seems to have a similar feature. However, I believe this works only for files that have NOT been placed into the Trash.

    - Search for file(s) in question
    - Select file(s)
    - Choose "Destroy" from File menu
    - File is immediately deleted

    For some files, an administrative password may be required.
  6. meme1255 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2012
    Czech Republic
    1) Open Terminal
    2) rm (-r if folder) /path/to/file
    I don't use trash ...

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