Resolved Trash = files will be deleted immediately?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by oYx, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. oYx macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2007
    I have two partitions on my MBP's internal disk.

    Deleting files on the 'system' partition will result in the files going to Trash.

    However, on the 'data' partition, deleting files will result in a warning saying that they will be deleted immediately.

    How do I get the files deleted on the 'data' partition to go to Trash?
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
    Same issue, this fixed it for me:

    The drive's invisible Trashes folder might be corrupt. Try deleting it by entering this Terminal command:

    rm -rf /Volumes/drivename/.Trashes

    Then unmount the drive and remount it.

    Make sure you have the data on the drived backed up. Mistyping that Terminal command by putting even a space in the wrong place can delete everything on it.


    I found it easier to navigate to the (hidden) .Trashes folder, and drag that into Terminal with the following before:

    rm -rf

    Note: include the space after rf

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