Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to Localboy56)
Choose your Home folder "Get Info" (command-i) and be sure you have "read & write" in the Sharing & Permissions section. Check under "General" section to be sure it isn't locked. If that is correct, launch Applications/Utilities/Terminal and at the prompt copy & paste this command…
If you get a message that the folder already exists, copy & paste these commands...
sudo chown $UID ~/ .Trash
Enter your admin password (it will be invisible)
Press return.Then enter
chmod u+rwx ~/.Trash
Press return. Log out and back in, or restart.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to macjack)
Thank you, Macjack - worked like a charm!
An ideas on what would cause this problem to suddenly manifest itself? Anyway, all good now.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 4:07 PM (in response to Localboy56)
Glad it's sorted.
Permissions got out of sorts somehow.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to macjack)
I tried to use the above method -- my trash now requires my admin password -- this process didn't work for me. I got this message in the terminal:
sudo: can't open /private/etc/sudoers: Permission denied
sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting
Can you help me?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 2:08 PM (in response to macjack)
Worked perfectly thanks.
Just out of interest, upon restart the files I thought I had been trashed since the problem started re-appeared in the trash folder.