Trash Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by melow71, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. melow71 macrumors member

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    Dec 29, 2008
    #1
    I recently typed a command I was told would help empty my trash bin but now it deletes every file I right click move to trash ?? The files never enter trash bin but simply get deleted and I don't know how to reverse this issue. Any help would be appreciated.

    This is what I typed into terminal

    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash /Volumes/*/.Trashes
     
  2. jerwin macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2015
    #2
    Try logging out and then logging back in.

    If you can't log out right now, you might also be able to get the proper behavior back by force quitting finder-- (it will, of course start right up again)
     
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    #3
    The command will have deleted your Trash directories. Without them, files will be deleted immediately.

    You should restore them with these commands:
    Code:
    mkdir -m go= ~/.Trash
    chmod +a "everyone deny delete" ~/.Trash
    sudo mkdir -m a=wx+t /.Trashes
    For your external volumes (replace <volume> with the name of the volume):
    Code:
    sudo mkdir -m a=wx+t /Volumes/<volume>
     

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