help! fast! (Terminal/ Trash)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ChrisMACosx, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. ChrisMACosx macrumors newbie

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    #1
    probably not a leopard specific problem but heres my problem

    today when i was emptying the trash on of the files wouldn't delete because it said it was in use.. so i went to terminal and did rm -rf ~/.Trash/ and then the trash was empty but then when i went to move something to the trash the message came up "The item "PLACEITEMNAMEHERE" will be deleted immediately" then it gave the options okay or cancel, but i don't want my items to be deleted on the spot.. why did this happen?????????
    :mad::mad::confused::confused:
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    #2
    It happened because you deleted the Trash folder and all of its contents rather than just the contents

    to solve it do this in terminal

    mkdir ~/.Trash/
    killall Finder
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    #3
    Always restart before posting an issue like this - it solves this problem...
     
  4. ChrisMACosx thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    #5
    perhaps be more careful next time you flex the Terminal power.
     

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