HT1526: You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the TrashLearn about You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 11:03 PM (in response to FranckSch)
Solving Trash Problems...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 4:51 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I've been to this site and apply the solution. Still when I log out/log it or reboot, my trash still remain uneffective and problem remains. Of course, the system does not authorize me to create manually a /.Trash folder (name protected by the system). So I'm stuck ?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to FranckSch)
Is this the solution you tried?...
Perform the following steps in the order specified:
1. If the affected account is protected by FileVault, log in to the affected account, then switch to and log in to your Admin account via Fast User Switching. Otherwise, log in to your Admin account. 2. Open Terminal, located in the Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities folder. 3.
At the Terminal prompt, type one of the following commands:
If the affected account is: Then type the Terminal command: Your Admin account: sudo rm -ri ~/.Trash Another user account: sudo rm -ri /Users/user_name/.Trash
where user_name is the short name of the affected account.
- There is a single space after each of the terms sudo, rm, and -ri in the command.
- Assure you have typed the command exactly as specified before proceeding: typographical errors in this command can have dire consequences, including erasing your hard drive!
4. Press Return. 5. Type your Admin password when prompted, then press Return. 6. Type y for yes in response to the subsequent prompts to delete each file in the trash and finally the affected .Trash folder itself. The prompts are finished when the Terminal prompt returns. 7. If the affected account is your Admin account, log out. If the affected account was another user account that is logged in via Fast User Switching, log out of that account. 8. Log in to the affected account. It will now have a new, working, and empty Trash.
Steps 1-6 remove all files in the affected account's Trash as well as deleting the hidden and invisible ~/.Trash directory for that account. The remaining steps result in recreating the affected account's Trash, with proper ownership and permissions.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 4:41 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Yes exactly what I did. I still have a trash icon on my desk but when I click on it it just open the finder folder and I can't even move an object without being proposed to be deleted.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2012 10:32 AM (in response to FranckSch)
Are you moving it to the Trash, oe just moving it?
Is the Trash icon in rhe Dock?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2012 6:59 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Both : either moving into the Trash icon on the Dock (still there) or moving it into the Trash finder winder.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2012 9:37 PM (in response to FranckSch)
Bootup holding CMD+r, or the Option/alt key to boot from the Restore partition & use Disk Utility from there to Repair the Disk, then Repair Permissions.
If that doesn't help Reinstall the OS.