problem with deleting files off hard drive - files are being deleted immediately

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Col127, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Col127 macrumors 6502

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    hey guys.

    i'm having a weird problem with one of my drives. when i go to delete something, it gives me a "this file will be deleted immediately" dialog box, instead of putting the files into the trash. i understand this happens when you're working off a server, but this drive is local!!

    i have four drives in my mac pro, only this drive has this problem. all other drives drop stuff into the trash. what's going on here and how do i fix it?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Sounds like a permission problem, try repairing them. Or there is not enough free space on the drive.

    TEG
     
  3. oliverlubin macrumors regular

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    in the finder go to Preferences, i think there's an option there where you can turn that dialog box on and off.
     
  4. gameguy3001 macrumors member

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    I'd suggest repairing you hard drive with Disk Utility. It's probably caused by the permissions.
     
  5. Col127 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmm, i'll give that a shot. definitely not the free space - there's like 100/200 gb free on the drive.

     
  6. Col127 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmmm.. don't see anything like that - do you know what it's called?

     
  7. Col127 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can't repair permissions - i didn't install mac os x on this drive.

    i did a repair disk, no errors...

    any other ideas?
     

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