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Question: Can't move things to Trash in Mojave

Hey,


After updating to MacOS Mojave I can't move things to trash. Instead it tires to delete file permanently.

I've already created a thread here but apparently it was removed by Apple...

Here is a link to the post that was removed https://discussions.apple.com/message/34203068 ... Apple seriously?


Btw. someone advised me to use some diagnostic tool to check if there is some program running and changing permissions of the Trash. But right now I can't even check what was the name of the program. Any ideas?

MacBook Air (2018 or later)

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Try these solutions if you can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash.



If your Mac says that the file is in use

  1. Quit any app that you were using with the file, then empty the Trash.
  2. If that doesn't work, the app might have one or more background processes that are using the file. Restart your Mac, then empty the Trash.
  3. If that doesn't work, you might have a startup item or login item that is using the file. To temporarily prevent such items from opening automatically, start up in safe mode by holding down the Shift key while your Mac starts up. Then empty the Trash and restart your Mac normally.



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Dec 6, 2018 4:51 PM in response to jagi88 In response to jagi88

Try these solutions if you can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash.



If your Mac says that the file is in use

  1. Quit any app that you were using with the file, then empty the Trash.
  2. If that doesn't work, the app might have one or more background processes that are using the file. Restart your Mac, then empty the Trash.
  3. If that doesn't work, you might have a startup item or login item that is using the file. To temporarily prevent such items from opening automatically, start up in safe mode by holding down the Shift key while your Mac starts up. Then empty the Trash and restart your Mac normally.



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