Since 10.6.4 Trash Doesn't Function

Discussion in 'macOS' started by skate71290, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Since i installed 10.6.4 i have lost the ability to move items from Finder (Local) to the Trash, however, my iPod Classic (160GB - External Disc Use) and various Memory Sticks (USB - Various Sizes) use the Trash perfectly, i have tried several restarts, any suggestions? Thanks
  2. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

    Feb 20, 2010
    A bit more info could narrow the possibilities somewhat.
    E.g., what *does* happen when you try to trash an item?

    Considering that you have restarted a few times, odds favor the "you are not the owner of your ~/.Trash directory" scenario.

    Could you list the folder with for us?

    ls -alOe ~/.Trash

    If the second line has "root" (or any name other than yours):

    drwx------ 2 root staff - 68 Jun 23 18:46 .

    ...then the cure is usually something like:

    sudo chown $USER ~/.Trash

    ...followed by a Finder relaunch.

    But you should probably show us the listing anyway, to be sure nothing else is causing the access problem.

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