Permission Problems effecting Trash can, Mail and some files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 2Shae, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. 2Shae macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I'm unable to delete certain files:
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    Also, when I try to "Move to Trash" I get a message that says it will delete it immediately. So basically nothing wil go into the trash. Dragging to the Trash Can gives the same message.
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    And I'm also unable to remove some RSS feeds from Mail. They now have to (Read Only) status.

    I'm using the new 10.5.2
    I've used Disk Utility already to repair permissions.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    In Terminal

    cd ~/.Trash

    If that directory isn't there then...

    mkdir ~/.Trash

    That should solve the Trash Can issue. Now imagine it happening regularly. Yeah...
     
  3. 2Shae thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I tried it, but ironically it says Permission Denied.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #4
    I checked the permissions for ~/.Trash on my computer and the owner can read, write, and execute. I wonder why you can't run programs that are in the trash.

    ls -lh

    And then copy the permissions for .Trash

    Example: drwx------ 2 512B Feb 12 10:52 .Trash/ (I removed my username, group, etc)
     
  5. 2Shae thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Trash doesn't show in the list.
    Could it be because it's a hidden folder?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #6
    ls -al

    -a Include directory entries whose names begin with a dot (.).
    -l (The lowercase letter ``ell''.) List in long format. (See below.) If the output is to a terminal, a total sum for
    all the file sizes is output on a line before the long listing.

    Did you try looking at the top of the list as well?
     
  7. 2Shae thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is what I got:
    drwx------ 3 root [myname] 102 Feb 11 21:38 .Trash
     
  8. 2Shae thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I FIXED it by:
    1. Right clicking on my Home folder
    2. Get Info
    3. Sharing & Permissions
    4. Click on the Lock and unlock
    5. Click on the little gear with the triangle
    6. Apply to Enclosed.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Sounds like you just applied ownership back to yourself for all the directories and files in your ~/. That works and it includes ~/.Trash.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
     
  10. 2Shae thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No actually I should thank you, because thanks to you I found out the source of the problem and I that the .trash folder itself was locked down and didn't have any permissions.
     

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