Mac Trashcan

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stacydrpr, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Stacydrpr macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2011
    Well about a week ago i was deleting useless things on my computer just putting them all into Trash and then emptying it, well there were like 3 files that wouldn't delete because they were "In use" so i found think thing on the internet that i could do in the Terminal so that it would delete those things, well now when i go to put something in the trashcan it's acting like im pressing the "Empty Trash?" Button and it asks me if it's okaay that it's going to be permanently deleted, does anyone know what's wrong? Or how i can change it? Please help, thankyouu<3
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Let's start with: what Terminal commands did you use?
  3. iMacC2D, Dec 15, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017 at 10:25 AM
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2011
    Boca Raton, FL
    just words of advice for everyone; don't mess around in terminal if you don't know what you're doing. :confused:
  5. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    Open a terminal.

    Pressing up (up-arrow) scrolls through your command history. Scroll through the history until you find the commands that you used. Post them here.
  6. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Even better. Type history and hit enter. Pipe it to a file if it's long.
  7. iMacC2D, Dec 15, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017 at 10:25 AM

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