files sent to Trash disappear

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by exfordy, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. exfordy macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    #2
    Finder preferences>advanced>check "show warning before emprying trash"
     
  3. exfordy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I wonder if it's a permissions issue in the trash? Maybe repair the permissions?
     
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

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    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.
     

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