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Mountain Lion Empty Trash

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Nov 19, 2012 8:30 AM

I have my trash at default stting but when I drag to trash, rather than store the trash and wait to be emptied manually, I get a message saying "are you sure you want to delete, This item will be deleted immediately. You can’t undo this action." Runing 10.8.2 on a new Macbook Pro 15. Not new to Mac as previouly I could drag to trash and then drab back out recover unless I manually emptied. Not sure what chnaged or if I changed something?

Imac, Macbook Pro etc, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,930 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to littleronnie)

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Triple-click the line below to select it, then drag or copy the text — do not type it — into the Terminal window and press return:

     

    ls -Odel .Trash

     

    Post any lines of output that appear below what you entered — the text, please, not a screenshot.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,930 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to littleronnie)

    Back up all data now.

    This procedure will unlock all your user files (not system files) and reset their ownership and access-control lists to the default. If you've set special values for those attributes on any of your files, they will be reverted. In that case, either stop here, or be prepared to recreate the settings if necessary. If none of this is meaningful to you, you don't need to worry about it.

     

    Step 1

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

    Drag or copy — do not type — the following line into the Terminal window, then press return:

    sudo chflags -R nouchg,nouappnd ~ $TMPDIR.. ; sudo chown -R $UID:20 ~ $_ ; chmod -R -N ~ $_ 2> /dev/null

    Be sure to select the whole line by triple-clicking anywhere in it. You'll be prompted for your login password, which won't be displayed when you type it. You may get a one-time warning not to screw up. You don't need to post the warning. If you don’t have a login password, you’ll need to set one before you can run the command.

    The command will take a noticeable amount of time to run. Wait for a new line ending in a dollar sign (“$”) to appear, then quit Terminal.

    Step 2

     

    Boot into Recovery by holding down the key combination command-R at startup. Release the keys when you see a gray screen with a spinning dial.

    When the OS X Utilities screen appears, select Utilities Terminal from the menu bar. A text window opens.

    In the Terminal window, type this:

    resetpassword

    That's one word with no spaces. Then press return. A Reset Password window opens. You’re not going to reset a password.

    Select your boot volume ("Macintosh HD," unless you gave it a different name) if not already selected.

    Select your username from the menu labeled Select the user account if not already selected.

    Under Reset Home Directory Permissions and ACLs, click the Reset button.

    Select  Restart from the menu bar.

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,890 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to littleronnie)

    I have SL and Lion, in finder preferences>advanced, you can unclick secure empty trash., and then it should be the trash you are used to. I'm not sure if this is still in MTN Lion.

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