OS X :: Deleted Files In Downloads Folder Not Go To Trash

May 25, 2010

On my MacBook, when I delete a file in the Downloads folder, it says that it will go immediately and for some reason it doesn't go to Trash. On my iMac, the behaviour is as I expect, it goes to Trash and I can undo it. Is there a way to change it on the MacBook so it goes to Trash? I'm using 10.6.3.


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May 30, 2012

I have Microsoft Word for Mac on my Macbook. My husband deleted a folder with my word documents and he has already deleted the trash folder. Can I recover the folder?How do I recover my deleted files?

MacBook Pro

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Software :: Data Recovery From Deleted Folders / Files Are Deleted Via Trash?

May 18, 2010

I have a MacPro (Intel), and I had my Music folder on a second (non-boot) internal drive. That drive was getting full, so I bought yet another internal drive to put in one of the other bays, thinking to copy the folders to the new, larger-capacity drive. So I bought a 2 Tb drive and transferred all my MOVIES to the new drive, but then went back and deleted my MUSIC folder and emptied the trash. I knew immediately that I'd made a mistake.

I haven't written anything to that drive whatsoever from that moment on, so absolutely nothing should have been over-written. I have plenty of room on the new drive to which I can recover the deleted files. Unfortunately the folder/directory was very large, with over 20,000 files, mostly of podcasts/spoken word stuff, much of which is no longer available or would represent thousands of hours of download time, plus all my digitized folk music from long out-of-print LP records.

You'd think I'd be more responsible with >600 Gb of data! However, fortunately the drive is in good working order, it just requires a good recovery strategy. I know that services that do recovery charge a fortune, and because I haven't written anything to that drive and it still mounts without problems, I'm hoping I can do this myself with a good data recovery software package. Because I am talking about literally thousands of files, it is just too painful to think about editing all the metadata about each file (name, artist, album, etc.), and ideally I would like to recover the files and the file structure so podcasts are recovered as such, etc.

Is this at all possible?

If so, what are the relative merits of File Salvage vs. Data Rescue vs. Kernel for Macintosh (Nucleus Data Recovery) vs. VirtualLab Data Recovery vs. Stellar Phoenix? Is there something better than these--these are the only ones I found on a Web search. Are there any head-to-head reviews of which someone is aware?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Accidentally Deleted The Downloads Folder From Dock

Apr 6, 2012

I Accidentally Deleted the Downloads Folder From My Dock How do I put it back?

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OS X :: Accidently Deleted My Trash Folder - How To Recover It

Jul 30, 2009

i couldn't delete a file from my trash can, so i followed a link i found in a thread where some one had the same problem as i did, in the link i found a guide that said i should go to terminal and enter "sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash" so i did, and yea my trash can was now empty, but then i tried to delete a file by dragin' it into my trash can in the dock, my macbook now tells me that the file will be deleted INSTANT, i search the internet again and found out that my problem was that the command i intered in terminal (sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash) deleted my trash directory

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Retrieve Deleted Mail From Trash Folder

Mar 28, 2012

How to retrieve emails from last year, that I deleted from 'trash' in my mail folder?

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MacBook Pro :: Recover Emails From A Deleted Trash Folder?

Apr 17, 2012

Can I recover deleted emails from an empty trash folder?

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OS X :: Deleted Download Folder In Finder / Unable To Restore From Trash

Jan 16, 2010

I have somehow deleted my Download folder in my Finder. I cannot find it in Trash - can someone advise me how to restore this? I am using Mac OS X

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OS X :: Trash Contains 2 Strange Files That Cannot Be Deleted?

Jun 21, 2009

Does anybody have an idea what that problem may be? I verified the hard drive, fixed preferences and did secure empty trash... I can drag them to the desktop and they disappear but in a few minutes the back again to the trash

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OS X :: Deleted Files Locked In Trash Bin On Mac

Aug 12, 2009

I deleted a lot of files from windows and they are locked in my bin now (mac) it would not let me delete them because they are locked, and to unlocked every single one it would take ages, is there anyway to overcome the locked files and empty the bin at once?

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Software :: Deleted Files Out Of Trash?

Nov 18, 2008

I had two folders for School. I attend a University so you can imagine those were very full. I put one in the trash thinking I could get rid of it and then proceeded to empty the trash. When I did the other one deleted too. So now I have no school folder which was filled with many things I need. How do I get these back after I deleted them out of the trash? I haven't done anything yet after deleting them accidentally.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Files Do Not Go To Trash When Deleted?

Apr 23, 2012

Whenever I delete a file, it is immediately deleted, regardless of type, size or location.  I found the site below but I seem to be going in circles and the directions there don't seem to work for me.  I have a Macbook Pro, 10.7.3, with an abundance of space. [URL]..

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MacBook :: Why Did All Files In The Downloads Folder Disappear

Mar 19, 2012

Why did all my files in the downloads folder disappear?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Safari :: Unwanted Files In Downloads Folder?

Apr 14, 2012

Why do I collect a bunch of 151 byte files with names like  "B5521401-6.18" into my Safari download folder??? 

How do I stop this?  I'm using Safari 5.1.5

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OS X :: Trash Icon Not Updated When Files Deleted

Oct 19, 2010

My trash in the dock does not update it's icon from being empty to having papers in it when I throw files into it.

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OS X :: Files Appear In Trash When I Connect USB Drive - Can't Be Deleted?

Apr 6, 2009

I downloaded some icons straight onto my Sony Microvault 1GB USB Drive and when I try to delete them it says they're "in use". When I disconnect the drive my Trash is empty, but whenever I plug it in these files appear again. I tried to Option+Empty Trash, Secure Empty Trash, and all that stuff but it won't allow it because the files are "in use".

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Applications :: Won't Restore Deleted Files / Still In Trash

Jan 27, 2010

When you delete something but change your mind, and the app is still in the trash bin, how can I restore back to its location with all the components? I know I can simply drag the main app to my application folder but what about the other components?

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Applications :: Emptied Trash But Files Will Not Deleted

Feb 14, 2010

Every time I move files to the trash and then empty the trash the files won't deleted. The files are still in the trash although when I empty the trash I hear the empty trash sound but the files are still there.

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OS X :: Files Not Stay In Trash Can - Deleted Immediately

Jul 6, 2010

I think I clicked a setting and can't find it) when I want to delete something, it deletes immediately, no matter how small the file is. It doesn't stay in the trash can. Image attached.

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Applications :: Deleted Files From Trash - How To Restore?

Jul 29, 2010

I have deleted 2000 pictures from my trash can by mistake what is the best to try to get them back again

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OS X :: Recover Deleted Quickens Files From Trash?

Aug 4, 2010

I accidentally deleted my Quickens files and Emptied the Trash. Now I'm trying to recover it using Data Rescue II, I found the folder Documents/Quicken, but there is just one file. When I recover it, Quicken program won't open it - Can't load the file.

Where else could Quicken files be? I'm looking for .qdfm file format, but still can't find anything else.

Could somebody advise what else I could try to find those deleted files?

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Mac Pro :: Files Will Be Deleted Warning When Placing In Trash

Feb 4, 2012

When I place a file in trash I get a warning that the file will be deleted if I continue. I just want to place files there and delete them later. I tried to fix the problem by using terminal and typing:

$ rm -rf ~/.Trash/mkdir ~/.Trash/

But when I try to use mkdir I get a permission denied.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Deleted Files Wont Appear In Trash?

Mar 24, 2012

Mac OS X 10.7.3 Macbook Late 2008 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo · 3 GB RAM.- When In delete any file the administrator password is needed and file wont appear on Trash. I disable secure trash.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Mini :: Files Deleted Immediately Without Going To Trash?

Apr 2, 2012

The first thing I did was go to the Disk Utility myself and verify/repair all my permissions - it repaired everything it wanted to but it failed to stop the trash problem. My theory is that, previous to this incident when I was using an App from the App Store called DaisyDisk I cleaned out 10GB worth of data that I considered unnecessary. It seems I was a little off with that thought, because I think I deleted my trash directory itself.   

So online here I found an answered question to someone who committed the same careless deletion act that I did. The only problem is, I couldn't completely follow their instructions because however I may have screwed up, I did it worse than they did.I would appreciate any help anyone could have to offer. I have done everything I could think of and one or two things that other people have thought of.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Air :: Recover Deleted Files In Trash?

Apr 21, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: Recover Files Once Deleted From Trash?

Jun 30, 2012

I accidentally deleted files from the trash can, is there any way for me to recover those files?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Hidden Files In Downloads Folder - Is It Safe To Remove

Aug 29, 2009

I have a large file called: .QT-028a-c6376c1e-bfffec5c-00 in my Downloads Folder. It was hidden, but I unhid folders because I am doing some cleanup. What is this file and is it safe to remove?

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OS X :: Cannot Move Files To Trash - Item Deleted Permanently

Oct 4, 2010

My problem is that I can't drag a file to the trash. When I try to delete a file by right-clicking and choose "move to trash" I get a message telling me that the item will be deleted permanently and that I cannot undo this action. In other words it is possible to delete a file permanently, but I would like to have the option to move them to the trash first. I have recently tried to partition the internal hard-drive using Boot Camp, however unsuccessfully. I don't know if the two are related. I have Macbook 13,3" early 2010 with the latest version of Snow Leopard, 10.6.4.

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MacBook :: Recovering Permanently Deleted Files From Trash

Jan 3, 2010

I do not have the OS CD I need to erase all content, however I have done that manually by just dragging all of my old files to the trash and permanently deleting them.

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Applications :: Video Files Deleted - Not Showing Up In Trash?

Feb 15, 2010

My setup is a 27" C2D iMac, 4GB RAM, running SL, all latest updates. iTunes is latest version with the library hosted on an external Drobo connected via FW800. I have no iPods plugged in just now and have disabled automatic sync with my ATV so I know there shouldn't be any tasks running within iTunes itself.

This morning I get a message about a corrupt iTunes library. I restored the file from a backup and after a long time referencing the corresponding .xml file, iTunes loaded up. 95% of the library was fine, but for some reason, it had lost some files, leaving me with exclamation marks scattered around the place. If I manually locate the file, that solves the problem, so while its a pain, I can sort it out, or I guess the new equivalent of consolidate library should clear it up.

Anyway, for the last few hours, iTunes is very slow. Rest of the machine is fine and its not hogging resources according to activity monitor, but its clearly doing something which is making it appear to be un-responding. When I switch to it, it takes a while to appear, then the spinning beach ball, then maybe 30 seconds to a minute later, it becomes active for a short time before becoming unresponsive again.

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OS X :: Recovering Deleted Files From Secure Empty Trash?

Feb 23, 2010

i just deleted some files+emptied the trash... and just now read up about "secure empty trash", is there anyway to make sure the files i have already deleted are unrecoverable?

MBP uni 13" snow leopard.

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Deleted Files Reappear After Trash Bin Emptied

Feb 29, 2012

after backing up some movie files, moved them to the trash bin and then emptied the trash bin. Sometime later (days or weeks) the files reappeared in the original 'movie' folder.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X(10.5.4)

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Mac Mini :: Can't Drag And Drop Photo Files From Downloads Folder

Mar 11, 2012

After downloading a photo, I'm only able to drag it from the Downloads folder and drop it to my Desktop or another location about half the time. Often, I must open Downloads in the Finder to drag and drop. The Finder option always works. Is there a preference setting I need to change so that dragging and dropping from Downloads is always available?

iMac , Mac OS X (10.3.x)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Retrieve Deleted Files After Trash Has Been Emptied?

May 3, 2012

I deleted all of the files in a document folder yesterday and emptied the trash. Is there a way to get them back. No back for this folder.

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OS X :: Cannot Empty Trash - 720 Locked Files In Folder

Mar 23, 2009

I went through and deleted a lot of stuff then when I was emptying the trash it said that there was a locked file so I found out were it was pulled it out and then got rid of everything else there are about 720 locked files in the folder then I tried to find a quicker way to delete it then I found out how to unlock them so I went to pull them out but it just made a copy of it so now and I put it back in the trash not thinking about how that just adds on to the files so how can I get them out or make it so I can press continue just once for them all to go away.

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Desktops :: PPC G5 Recovered Files Folder In Trash Containing Fonts?

Apr 28, 2010

After every reboot or restart, I just started seeing a new file named "Recovered files" in the trash containing fonts. All fonts in there are system fonts. I remember this happening in OS9 but I never had this in OSX before. I close all apps before shutting down.OSX 10.5.8 Dual 2.3 GHz PPC G5 5 GB DDR2 SDRAM NVIVIA GeForce 6600 256 VRAM

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MacBook Air :: Why Its Showing Recovery Files Folder In Trash Every-time

Jun 11, 2012

my mac air is showing recovery-files folder in trash every time i restart/start my computer and another problem is all the browsers are showing me mac keeper advertisement prominently.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Safari :: Why Is The Contents Of Downloads Folder Different Than The Actual Folder

Apr 20, 2012

Why is the contents of Safari's downloads folder different than the actual folder that resides in my users folder?

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MacBook Pro :: Downloads Always Go In Trash

Oct 8, 2010

For the life of me, I cannot seem to get that download icon back in my dock (the one that stacks all the latest downloads) and it seems every time I download something new it goes in the trash. I've tried to drag the download folder back into the dock but that doesn't seem to work.

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Are Cancelled Mac App Store Downloads Deleted

Jun 12, 2012

I was attempting to download a 3 GB application from the Mac App Store. I cancelled it as it was slowing down my internet speed, but now I am redownloading it. I am worried that the file might still be on my computer as Launchpad still showed the progress bar even after I closed the App Store application. The file downloaded was close to 1 GB and I can't tell if my Mac automatically deleted the file for me.

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