9659 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2010 10:18 AM by dcelento
Click on the item in the Finder's sidebar with the house icon and verify that you are able to write to this folder in the Ownership & Permissions section of the Get Info window, and that it isn't locked; if it is already set this way and you get that error, open the Terminal in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder and run the following:
If you get a message stating that the folder exists, run the following:
sudo chown $UID ~/.Trash
chmod u+rwx ~/.Trash
The first command in the second set will prompt you for your administrator password; nothing will appear in the Terminal window while it is being typed. In either case, click on the Finder icon in the Dock with the Control and Option keys pressed, and relaunch it.
I too had the problem, and following the instructions found in this forum, thought I had it fixed.
Not so! It has reappeared as of today. Quite a nuisance.
I have not figured out just why it began or why it reappeared. I too have recently installed the CS5 Master Collection (last month) although I don't know if that was when the trouble with Trash first began. I do know I did run both InDesign and Photoshop after I fixed the problem on Monday so perhaps something CS5 is doing is causing the problem to reappear.
I'm going to fix it again and see if I can document its reappearance this time.
Sadly, this question is definitely not "answered". I tried all of the above and I also get the "immediate delete" warning. Worse, I can not delete some items, even though Info stated that I only had Read permissions, which I changed to Read/Write permissions. Still can't delete the desired file.
Any insights. This, too, did not happen several months ago, prior to several updates (not sure when this started, unfortunately).