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Question: where is Trash folder in Mac ?

where is Trash folder in Mac ?

I can only see "Move to Trash" ;

but there is no way to see what is inside the "recycle bin".


Posted on Aug 15, 2019 11:16 PM


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Aug 15, 2019 11:22 PM in response to infinitychristian In response to infinitychristian

You shouldn't be able to delete the Trash folder from your Dock. To put it back, you may reset your Dock settings:

  1. Open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app)
  2. Run the following command to delete the Dock preferences file:
rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

Log out and back in.

Aug 15, 2019 11:22 PM

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Aug 15, 2019 11:55 PM in response to dialabrain In response to dialabrain

yes its invisible ;

I found this somewhere which help :

Choose Go to Folder from the Finder's Go menu and provide ~/.Trash as the path. For the Trash on other drives, open them in the Finder and provide .Trashes/501 as the path; the number may vary, but will always be the same for a given Mac OS X user account.


After you use goto, you can go to File > Add to Sidebar and have "Trash" there. You can't get the icon though this way.


All is well but when I close and open Finder this "Trash" folder in my sidebar change to "?"

Aug 15, 2019 11:55 PM

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