Sorry for not being clearer. I mean deleting - moving items to the trash. "Empty trash securely" is not selected.
Here's some more info ... sometimes doing a Force Quit on Finder and making Finder relaunch helps speeds things up, but then it slows down again pretty quickly.
So I opened up Activity Monitor and saw that Dropbox was eating up 40-50% of CPU. I shut down Dropbox and that speeded things up. I have no idea why Dropbox would slow down deleting files that were not in the Dropbox folder, but there it was.
I also have this question too. You can go to finder in the menu bar > preferences > advanced > unchecked the " empty trash securely".
Roger Barre wrote:
If I go into Finder to delete a bunch of files, it takes forever. If I select 20 or 50 oor 100 files, it makes difference ... it's very, very slow. Anything I can do to speed this up?