As the title says... how does trash work? As best I can make out it just removes a file from the directory structure and places a link (or something) to it into the .Trashes directory. The file is not actually moved and can be recovered simply by reversing the process. Only when the trash is emptied is the file deleted.... I know, it's not really gone here either, but let's say it is. Now here's where my understanding fails, if you have more than one disk or partition there are .Trash files located on every volume. Which one does OS X use for trash? One of them? All of them? TIA!