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Question: Empty trash in finder does not show up?

Hello,


I am using Yosemite. 10.10.5, Mac pro, and just recently I can't see the empty trash under finder in the menu bar? Just secure empty trash shows. Do I need to reinstall the OS?

Anyone please? Pic enclosed. Thank you


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Mar 13, 2018 3:06 PM in response to StellarDust In response to StellarDust

and when I do empty trash in the icon, it only lets me do secure empty trash which takes much long to delete.

Mar 13, 2018 3:06 PM

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Mar 13, 2018 3:16 PM in response to StellarDust In response to StellarDust

A SSD (my other drive) I have using Sierra shows only empty trash not secure empty trash. I figure this is normal?

Mar 13, 2018 3:16 PM

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Mar 13, 2018 3:54 PM in response to StellarDust In response to StellarDust

In Yosemite (the last version of macOS in which this feature is available at all), "Empty Trash Securely" is a checkbox option in

Finder > Preferences > Advanced ...


According to this blog article:


https://howchoo.com/g/zjnhotezoti/how-to-securely-empty-trash-by-default-in-mac- os-x

So there is no need (and no point) in doing a re-Install. It seem to be a setting, not an attribute of MacOS that would be changed by re-Install.

Mar 13, 2018 3:54 PM

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