Making trashcan work properly

Discussion in 'macOS' started by excalibur313, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    I wasn't thinking and after a series of events I am now downgrading from leopard beta to tiger. Migration assistant didn't work so I did it by hand. I made an account and then used the root account to replace the user folder. Everything seems to be okay except now when I delete stuff it doesn't go into the trash but is deleted immediately. Why is this and how can I fix it? If I can't but if someone has a suggestion for transferring the user account correctly while preserving all settings, files, etc that could work too because I backed up the computer with leopard on it. Thanks a lot for your time!
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    Is there a recycle bin folder anywhere in ~/Library that you can delete?

    If you don't mind me asking, what was it that made you downgrade from Leopard beta? I was thinking about sticking it on here to play around with ... are there any major compatibility problems with software and such? Is it worth a try? I can always use Carbon Copy Cloner to have something to fall back on ... just wondering if it's still really unstable or something.
     
  3. excalibur313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    No there actually isn't a recycling bin folder there! Should there be? Can I just make one? Part of me thinks that this is too easy and the folder is actually hidden...I seem to remember sometimes seeing .trash folders when drives are moved from a mac to a windows computer.

    To answer your question the reason why I wanted to downgrade is that I wanted to use mat lab and it kept crashing. This is version 9a500 so I can't speak to the more up to date one. Otherwise it seems really awesome! Super fast and stable.

    EDIT: I figured out how to fix it. It turns out that when I copied over all the files from my old user account manually, some of the folders had a different owner which prohibited me from writing to them. Simply, showing all files and then making me the owner of the trash folder fixed everything.
     

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