Empty trash gone

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac'nCheese, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

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    Under my finder list on the top of my imac, I used to be able to click empty trash. Now its turned into secure empty trash. Secure empty trash always locks up and I have to relaunch finder, search for empty trash in help and use it that way. Does anyone know how to get the empty trash option back under my finder list?
     
  2. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    Go to system preferences and change it there. Not at the mac, so not sure which part of system preferences, but it is there. Had the same problem -- new installation of Snow Leopard made the default Secure Empty Trash.
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    On mine (OS 10.5.8) it's under Finder > Preferences > Advanced
    Empty trash securely

    Don't leave it checked.
     
  4. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

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  5. Thegreenman macrumors newbie

    Thegreenman

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    i lost entry trash from the finder menu, in El Capitan and used Onyx under Parameters to switch it back on, worth a try if you've lost it.
     

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