trash bin problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by flamingpoo, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. flamingpoo macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    hi, i couldn't delete this program from my trash bin so i got told to type in terminal: sudo rm -R ~/.trash
    that worked and deleted it, but now when i move sumthing to the trash, when i put it in, a pop up comes up and says "the item "folder name" will be deleted immediately. are you sure u want to continue?"
    how do i stop this happening and change it back to the normal settings?
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    when you do the command "sudo rm -R ~/.trash" your deleting the invisible trash folder in your home directory and so you cant hold files in the Trash bin.

    to get the folder back back type the command "killall Finder" or option right click on Finder's dock icon and choose "Relaunch".
  3. flamingpoo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008

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