Help with trash audotdeleting...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rbf1138, May 1, 2010.

  1. rbf1138 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    So I used the basic sudo command to completely empty my trash of some locked files. However, now when I click to delete something, it asks if I want to delete it, because it will be lost permanently. Now instead of placing deleted items in the trash, it trashes them completely (they don't go to the bin, they just get deleted). How do I change this setting back so that things go to the trashbin?

    blah, shouldve been autodeleting
  2. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    Update/bump: I logged out and back in, and now files do go to the trash and don;t get deleted, but the trash icon doesn't show that anything is in it, even when things are in it...

    I guess the question is, how do I get back to my default trash preferences and fix all this?
  3. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    i thought it was fixed...however, it's doing this thing again where my trash wont show that there are files in it, and i can open it and see that there are. the option to empty trash will be grayed out, too. Is there a way I can permanently resolve this?
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Finder > Preferences > Advanced

    uncheck Empty Trash Securely
  5. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2009
    Can you also try this please in Terminal:

    sudo chown myusername ~/.Trash

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