Whenever I move a file to Trash or use the delete command a pop message comes up "This item will be deleted immediately. You cant undo this action" - 'Show warning' is not selected in finder preferences. I have a nine day old 27" gi7 imac where I copied all the settings from my macbook pro via time machine. Both machines were on 10.6.2 and I am the only user - this problem only surfaced today. I ran Repair Disk Permissions with no luck and called Apple .. they said that the only way to get rid of this was to perform a clean install making sure to back-up everything. I said that that was crazy and would involve me in having to invest in a new HD as I've already filled the imac with 500gb of stuff that has now been wiped over and I don't have a spare 500 gigs kicking around. I told them that I'm pretty sure a simple Terminal command would do the trick but they told me that they don't train their "help" to use it and that it was there for developers. I said that as it was their software which they installed then they should at least have people on the end of the phone that could help. After causing a fuss and wanting to make complaints I was passed to a senior guy who tracked down this exact problem on an Apple support forum. We went through the terminal commands with no luck - he then suggested I post on this site .. so, here I am. Any suggestions will be kindly appreciated. Here's the breakdown on what I did based on the suggestions from the Apple Support forum: "Repair disk permissions Repairing permissions for Macintosh HD ACL found but not expected on "private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf". Repaired "private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf". ACL found but not expected on "private/etc/apache2/users". Repaired "private/etc/apache2/users". ACL found but not expected on "private/etc/postfix/main.cf". Repaired "private/etc/postfix/main.cf". ACL found but not expected on "private/etc/postfix/main.cf.default". Repaired "private/etc/postfix/main.cf.default". Permissions differ on "usr/share/derby", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are lrwxr-xr-x . Repaired "usr/share/derby". ACL found but not expected on "Library/Preferences/Audio". Repaired "Library/Preferences/Audio". ACL found but not expected on "Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist". Repaired "Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist". Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired. ACL found but not expected on "System/Library/Keychains/X509Anchors". Repaired "System/Library/Keychains/X509Anchors". ACL found but not expected on "private/etc/hostconfig". Repaired "private/etc/hostconfig". ACL found but not expected on "private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd". Repaired "private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd". ACL found but not expected on "private/var/yp/binding". Repaired "private/var/yp/binding". Permissions repair complete Next I posted this in terminal ls -ale@ ~/.Trash got this reply ls: .Trash: Permission denied Next I posted this based on a second suggestion sudo ls -ale@ ~/.Trash Password: total 0 drwx------ 3 root MY NAME 102 8 Dec 02:54 . drwxr-xr-x+ 32 MY NAME MY NAME 1088 8 Dec 17:29 .. 0: group:everyone deny delete drwx------@ 4 MY NAME MY NAME 136 7 Dec 14:40 Recovered files com.apple.quarantine 58 then tried this mkdir ~/.Trash got this mkdir: /Users/MY NAME/.Trash: File exists localhost:~ MY NAME$ I swapped "MY NAME" for my name.