My Trash Bin filled but not still shows empty

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macswitcha2, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    My Trash bin looks empty but when you open it has trash. How do I get it to visibly look full?

    Maybe I did not make my self clear. The trash bin looks empty on the dock but when you open it, it can either be filled or empty. How do I get the trash bin to look filled when there is trash in the bin?
  2. MacOCD macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    Did you mess around with the icons, using Candybar, or just manually?
  3. AAPLGeek macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
    1. Repair permissions.

    2. Restart your Mac.

    That should fix it.
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Try this

    Find your file
    (Mine is in Users/MyUserName/Library/Preferences -- OS 10.5.8)
    Move that file to the Desktop, and Restart.
    If Trash is behaving, toss that file in there off of the Desktop.
    Restarting should make a new one in Preferences.

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