Trash and Empting Trash

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  1. bert3081 macrumors newbie

    bert3081

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    I have a little issue with the trash, when ever I trash something it automatically empty the trash but before it was empty completely it display a massage.

    I know normally if you want to trash something, all you have to do is press "⌘ + Delete". To empty trash you press "Option + ⌘ + Delete" But now when I press "⌘ + Delete" it display the massage as you see below.

    How do I fixed it or have it go back to normal state? Please Help.:(

    Thank you
     

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It's normal for Mac OS X to ask for confirmation. To disable it, go to Finder -> Preferences -> something -> Display warning before emptying trash.
     
  3. bert3081 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I gone through the " Finder > Perferences > Advanced > " but no option to disable the "deleted immediately." :(
     

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  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Oh, I see. I didn't read your question carefully enough.

    Are you deleting files from your system partition (Macintosh HD), or from another drive/partition/network device? Or does that not matter?
     
  5. bert3081 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It doesn't matter where I deleted from, it will always give me that massage. I couldn't find the solution for this little issue anywhere on the internet. Anyone has any idea please help. :(
     
  6. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    I have only seen that message when deleting files from a connected server. Deleting files from the local Mac shouldn't display that message.
     
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  8. Mumford macrumors regular

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    message
    massage

    Can you give us the output of the command below (open a terminal to run it)...

    Code:
    ls -alR ~/.Trash
     
  9. bert3081 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Restarting the computer seems to work, I didn't realize the solution is so simple. Thank you.:)
     
  10. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Youd be suprised the percentage of computer problems that are solved by a simple reboot lol.
     
  11. macteen94, Nov 8, 2011
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    A reboot has no such affect for me, unfortunately.

    I typed the command "ls -alR ~/.Trash" into Terminal and it said access denied, so I prefixed it with the "sudo" command and it gave me this:

    Code:
    macmini:~ administrator$ sudo ls -alR ~/.Trash
    total 0
    drwx------   3 root     staff  102 Nov  8 20:50 .
    drwxr-xr-x  25 501      staff  850 Nov  8 20:49 ..
    drwxr-xr-x   2 administrator  staff   68 Nov  8 20:49 untitled folder
    
    /Users/administrator/.Trash/untitled folder:
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x  2 administrator  staff   68 Nov  8 20:49 .
    drwx------  3 root     staff  102 Nov  8 20:50 ..
    Can someone help me please?
     

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