trash can problem?

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  1. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

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    #1
    i'm having a strange issue (and i think i clicked a setting and can't find it)...

    when i want to delete something, it deletes immediately, no matter how small the file is.

    it doesn't stay in the trash can... how do i fix this

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  2. celticpride678

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    #2
    Are you deleting the file from some type of external storage?
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    #4
    I would also add, what is the external drive or server drive formatted in? NTFS maybe?
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Try this

    Finder > Preferences > i forget where
    uncheck Empty Trash Securely

    I'm not sure if that's your issue. Please let me know if it was checked and if unckecking it solved your problem.
     
  6. acfusion29 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #6
    i was deleting from my desktop..

    it was already unchecked.
     
  7. strausd macrumors 68030

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    I believe that is under the "Advanced" part of finder preferences. And I think that is different from what the OP wants to do. I think that writes 0s over the data that was in the trash instead of giving the warning.

    Try unchecking the checkbox under Finder > Preferences > Advanced that says "Show warning before emptying the Trash" and that should do it.
     
  8. celticpride678

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Take a look at the thread below (should fix the issue):

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10284979
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    There you go! That's what I was thinking of. Thanks.
     
  10. acfusion29 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #10
    ya i deleted the trash can in terminal and did a restart.

    funny thing is, once i restarted, i had a bunch of files in my trash can lol
     

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