Items are deleted instead of moved to Trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jiddick ExRex, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    For some reason, after moving to Leopard, files, when dragged to trash or pressing cmd + backspace, I am a given a pop-up warning saying: 'these files will be deleted immediately: ok?', and they are deleted, just like using the rm command in terminal.

    How do I roll back this option to just move stuff to trash? (it works in other accounts btw.)
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    the problem is in the file permissions of the directory you are accessing. I've had this problem in Leopard too, even if I have read/write permissions, if the file was created by one of my other user accounts, it just deletes them as if I were connected to a network folder.

    I have to log in to the user account I created them with, and reapply the correct permissions. usually fixes the problem but it can be annoying.

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