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Question: Trash deleting items immediately

As of upgrading to OS High Sierra, my trash folder deletes files immediately. Dragging files to the trash folder prompts the message "Are you sure you want to delete "File_name"? This file will be deleted immediately". Deleting files with cmd-delete brings the same result. My Trash is thus unusable as nothing gets stored in it.


How can I stop my computer from bypassing Trash and deleting things immediately?

MacBook Pro TouchBar and Touch ID, macOS High Sierra (10.13.1)

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You might try it this way:

https://www.macworld.com/article/3054001/macs/how-to-stop-os-x-from-deleting-tra shed-files-immediately.html

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Dec 9, 2017 5:42 AM in response to Isopotonic In response to Isopotonic

Choose your Home folder "Get Info" (command-i) and be sure you have "read & write" in the Sharing & Permissions section. Check under "General" section to be sure it isn't locked. If that is correct, launch Applications/Utilities/Terminal and at the prompt copy & paste this command…

mkdir ~/.Trash

If you get a message that the folder already exists, copy & paste these commands...

sudo chown $UID ~/.Trash

Press return Enter your admin password (it will be invisible) Press return.Then enter

chmod u+rwx ~/.Trash

Press return. Log out and back in, or restart.

Dec 9, 2017 5:42 AM

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Dec 9, 2017 6:31 AM in response to macjack In response to macjack

I have followed all the steps, and unfortunately, the problem still persists.

I have further discovered that if I move items on external hard drives or USBs to the trash, it works normally, so only files on the computer have the problem.

Dec 9, 2017 6:31 AM

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