Only with a 3rd Party App like this...
I suggest making an interim folder if you do this often... like Possible Trash, move things to that, then once you're certain, move things you're sure you want to Trash to the Trash!
I added the Delete button to the Toolbar on the Trash Folder, and it removes the item, but it puts it back on my Desktop. Also, when I select certain files, the "Delete" button is grayed out (?). I guess I'll have to create a "Possible Trash Folder" and go that route.
Message was edited by: rollerboy_1979
Sorry, that's not correct. It's easy to selectively delete folders using Unix commands at a terminal prompt.
1.) Open a terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal).
2.) Navigate to the Trash:
at the command prompt, enter:
# cd ~/.Trash
3.) To list everything in the trash, enter:
(Note this may give you a huge list that you have to scroll in the terminal screen to see.)
4.) To delete a file, enter:
# rm <file_name>
(Note a few things here:
- BE CAREFUL - this is not undo-able if you delete the wrong thing.
- you don't have to type the whole name, you can use name completion
by typing the tab key if the name is unambiguous
- "rm" will only work in its naked form for files, you will get an error
if you try to delete a directory this way.)
5.) To delete a directory: double, triple, and quadruple check you are doing the right thing.
...And don't blame me if you screw up and delete your whole hard drive..
..and enter the dreaded:
# rm -rf <directory_name>