6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 7:48 AM by WZZZ
aashton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I click on my trash can it will not open, cant see what is in the trash?

  • 1. Re: trash can will not be open
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,985 points)

    Go to your home folder > Library > Preferences.

     

    Move the com.apple.finder.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Trash then restart your computer.

     

    This document deals with trash problems in general. Solving Trash Problems

  • 2. Re: trash can will not be open
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)

    Does the Trash folder open this way? In Terminal in Utilities, copy/paste, then hit return.

     

    open ~/.Trash

     

    Also in Terminal, copy/paste and post the output.

     

    ls -al ~/.Trash

  • 3. Re: trash can will not be open
    aashton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    wzzz.... thanks! That did work. I like the use of the terminal! Though I am going to upgrade to the new macmini. I just notice a few little things acting up from time to time and thinking it might be time to get a new one!

  • 4. Re: trash can will not be open
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)

    But can you open it from the Dock? Try a full shutdown and restart, which sometimes fixes minor gitches. Or just try logging out and back in.

     

    If not, then Trash com.apple.dock.plist in your User Library Preferences, and then in Terminal  killall Dock

     

    Don't empty the Trash just yet. If this doesn't help, then you can use File>Put Back for that .plist. Doing this will bring back your original Dock settings, which will be lost when trashing that file.

  • 5. Re: trash can will not be open
    aashton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What I did was log out and then log in again. That gave me my trash can that I know can open in the dock.The trash also showed "recovered" stuff, don't always understand that. But, gained back some hard space. Thanks again!

  • 6. Re: trash can will not be open
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)