files sent to Trash disappear

exfordy

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Aug 1, 2011
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My Trash on iMac running Lion has, I believe, always worked OK but today I noticed that when I dragged some files from Finder to Trash they (and any other files that may have been in Trash) disappear. Trash is permanently empty. I am not aware of having changed any settings. How can I chnage this so that Trash fills and I can decide whether to empty Trash?
 

exfordy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 1, 2011
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Finder preferences>advanced>check "show warning before emprying trash"
Unfortunately that hasn't worked. I did that (it was unticked) and even did a restart but the problem is still there - files dragged to Trash disappear. Trash permanently remains empty.
 

Mr. Retrofire

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Mar 2, 2010
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My Trash on iMac running Lion has, I believe, always worked OK but today I noticed that when I dragged some files from Finder to Trash they (and any other files that may have been in Trash) disappear. Trash is permanently empty. I am not aware of having changed any settings. How can I chnage this so that Trash fills and I can decide whether to empty Trash?
Try this (the AppleScript version first):
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1194119&p=13005577

...and use Disk Utility to repair the permissions on your startup disk.