Put replaced items in trash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tnsmart, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. tnsmart macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2008
    Does anyone know how to have Finder place items that are replaced by items with the same name in the trash rather than deleting them completely? I often replace a file and then realize that I want it back, but its not in the trash and so cannot be rescued without Time Machine. Any ideas?
  2. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

    Feb 20, 2010
    The only way to get "Finder" to do that is to be an Apple engineer and rewrite Finder's code and release it in an OS update... or, create an AppleScript of your own. (for example)
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Yeah, since you know you do that often, change your habit.
  4. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2008
    Thanks for the replies. I thought there might be a setting somewhere that I couldn't find but I guess not. Oh well.

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