mac noob -deleting files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nathanlukewong, May 10, 2009.

  1. nathanlukewong macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2009
    hey there guys
    im kinda new around here and just got my second mac, my first one was DOA so my whole mac experience has been kind of ruined but hey we are getting there.
    Was just wondering if anyone could help me with deleting files
    If i have a file selected is there any way to use a keyboard shortcut to delete it (ie on windows you would hit delete)
    also is there anyway to delete just a selected file from the trash
    not all of the files

    thanks heaps in advance
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    press command-delete to send to the Trash and command-shift-delete to empty the Trash (add in the option key to empty without showing the dialogue window)

    theres no way in the interface to empty a single file in the Trash can.
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    You can change Finder Preferences to not ask every time, so you don't need to press option.

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