Trash in Finder Sidebar?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dopey220, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. dopey220 macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2006
    ... Is there a way to put a trash can in my Finder sidebar? It'd be a great timesaver.
  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Just add the delete button to the top of the finder window.Does the same thing.
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Or just use Command-Backspace to delete files.
  4. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2006
    How do I do that?
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Right click in the top portion of a Finder window, then select "Customize Toolbar..." and drag the Delete icon into your toolbar.
  6. NaMo4184 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2005
    Ya dude, I'm right with you. I actually wanted the same thing. The reason why i wanted it in the sidebar and not just a delete key is because I'm all into the drag and drop philosophy. It's about carrying the drag and drop philosophy all the way through. I guess its not that big of a deal because the trash is in the dock, but something makes me want it in the finder sidebar.

    The trick to do it is to unhide all your hidden files and your trash should be in your home folder. Drag and drop it into the side bar and viola. The only problem is this is when you delete something that is not on your hard drive. Moving the files may cause you to move the alien files to your main HD. I am not using an external drive so i don't know.

    Best of luck to you brother.

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