trash bin can not be used

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FOMHtl, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. FOMHtl macrumors newbie

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    Feb 6, 2011
    #1
    Hi there
    First of all, I am completely new in using forums, using in the way of posting a thread myself. I did find until now everytime a solution for my 'problems'. MacRumors helped most, so I did decide to register here!

    I bought new MBP september last year. Everything is fine and works very well. Only the trash bin is not working! The symbol itself is where it has to be, but it seems it has no folder. When I delete files I always have to confirm final delete, even if I drop it to the symbol. I migrated Profile via Time Machine, tried it another two times with no success. If I change profile to "Guest" it can be used, but my one, the Administrator one, has no trash.. Even If I delete all other profiles, I still can't use it.

    Anybody can help me?

    greetz from switzerland
    PS: sorry, my english is not the very best one...
     
  2. FOMHtl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    thx for the link. looks great, but did not solve my problem... it is still telling me

    BC:~ BC$ ls ~/.Trash
    ls: /Users/BC/.Trash: No such file or directory

    I tried it three times and also restarted it after every time. any other option? how can I get this f.... folder back?

    thx again!
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #4
    Did you follow all the instructions?

     
  4. FOMHtl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    I did indeed. I first tried the
    sudo rm -rf /Users/user_name/.Trash

    reboot, try deleting something, got message "will be deleted immediately"

    So I scrolled down and tried the listing, then again I did this
    sudo rm -rf /Users/user_name/.Trash

    reboot2, try deleting something, got message "will be deleted immediately"
    reboot3 - and still it is asking me the "..." as Alert Message and still it is telling me "No such file or directory" in the terminal box when list.

    I checked all the rights in system preferences either in finder menu and information task as per cmd+I.

    Now I did logge on as guest and tried the
    sudo -rf /Users/BC/.Trash

    and was given
    usage: sudo [-n] -h | -K | -k | -L | -V | -v
    usage: sudo -l[l] [-AnS] [-g groupname|#gid] [-U username] [-u username|#uid]
    [-g groupname|#gid] [command]
    usage: sudo [-AbEHnPS] [-C fd] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-u
    username|#uid] [-g groupname|#gid] [VAR=value] [-i|-s] [<command>]
    usage: sudo -e [-AnS] [-C fd] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-u
    username|#uid] file ...

    a new listing failed.. ??:mad: :confused:
     

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