1291 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2011 10:00 AM by Niel
I tried to figure this out, but I haven't gotten anywhere. I can tell you how you can try. Plug in an external hard drive. Create a file on it, then put it in the trash using the Finder (standard stuff). Then open up a terminal window. Get root access and use a find command to search that hard drive and your boot drive. That should provide the answer you are looking for. I would try doing it on my Mac, but I am late for work now so I don't have time.
The path is /Volumes/volumename/.Trashes/501/, where volumename is the disk's name and 501 is the numeric ID of the account the files were deleted from. If you don't know what this is, start with 501 and increment the number by 1 each time you hit the wrong folder.
If the disk contains a bootable OS, the Trash may also be located in the .Trash folder of that account's home folder. In any case, use the Go to Folder command in the Finder's Go menu.