OS X :: Mac Trash Bin Deletes Files Automatically?
Jan 26, 2010
If I put a file in the trash, I get a message saying "Are you sure you want to delete (insert file item here)" Then it says it will be deleted and can not be recovered. How can I get it so it won't empty the trash whenever I put an item in it? So that it keeps the files in the trash bin?
MacBook Pro 13" Mac OS X 10.6.8 2.3GHz i5 8GB 1333 MHz Western Digital Passport USB2.0 1GB 32GB SD card
I plugged in the SD card, plugged in the WD Passport, and copied files from the SD to the WD Passport. I verified that the files are copied by comparing folder sizes, and amount of files. I then highlighted the files in the SD card, and delete. Then I opened Trash and compared the files in the Trash and the files in the WD Passport to ensure I really have copied the files.
Then I clicked Empty, and I saw files from both folders GONE in a matter of a second! How do I recover it? I'm not going to write on my SD and on my WD Passport from now, but I need a better more reliable software. I've tried Stellar Phoenix but it failed me. Remo just refuses to start up. This is urgent, as everyone would say, but this is for real! 30GB worth of files!
For some reason, now when I delete or try to drag files/folders to trash, I get warning message 'This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.'¬†And the files do NOT go into trash. Same if I CMD delete.¬†I noticed this when I emptied the Aperture trash, got a warning something about permissions and cannot empty some files. They disappeared from Aperture, but the referenced master files were still in the original folder on my HD.(So I relocated the masters I was keeping, then deleted the remaining, they did not go into the trash but were permanently deleted).¬†I don't recall changing any settings!I checked in Finder > Preferences > Advanced > 'Empty trash securely' is NOT selected.
I was trying to delete one file , so i dragged to trash, then all of a sudden I realize my entire Drobo (3TB Huge) was highlighted and deleting to my trash! So now I have a trash folder full all my Drobo's content and I can't figure out how to get it all back to "put back"! I'm afraid that I am going to inadvertently empty trash and lose my entire Drobo's contents! I need to figure out how to undo or put back ... come on Apple. Why'd you make this so difficult?
Despite having several files in the trash, its icon never changes (always shows an empty trash) and the "Empty Trash" option is dimmed (that is, cannot be used). OnyX ws the only solution but it's temporary. What's the fix I should apply to Mac OS X?†Also, why is it that every time I want to move a file to trash I must enter my password? It's annoying to say the least.Please help me as I don't want to go through the royal pains of installing everything again, Windows-style. I think Mac OS X should be better than that.
Info: MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
My wife has a MacBook running the latest version of Lion.In the last few days somehow Mac Mail has started to move many incoming messages into the trash, automatically.There are no rules set. I will move the emails back into the inbox, but then they get moved back.I have rebuilt the mailbox. Reset permissions. The computer is completely up to date.There are no settings in her iPhone that I can see that would cause this, and she doesn't access her iCloud email from other computers.†
I recently went through my Applications folder and uninstalled some applications. Now and then, I'll find a file or a folder or a bunch of files and folders from an uninstalled application. Does anyone know of an application that can delete these files that I no longer need?
I want to copy certain files (to an external hard drive, but that doesn't matter) to another folder. But i want it to do it automatically with one click (or two, but you get the point). I want it to only copy files that are also in the destination folder from the source folder to the destination folder. (sorry that doesn't make much sense). But my goal is to back up my music into a folder, but not all of, only the folders that are already there. So basically, replacing old with new, but adding no new folders at all.
I have a memory stick I use for college and I edit some work at home on my Mac, when I connect it to my Mac and then in college (PC) I get some extra files which are highlighted with a underscore before it such as documents. Anyone know how to get rid of them, I tried deleting them but they get regenerated next time I connect it to my Mac.
I've been having this problem for a while now on my iMac (OSX 10.6.3) where a file would just rename itself into something like "FULLM~20.MKV" after I rename a different file within the same folder.
It's occurred in several folders and is really annoying because I don't know what the original filenames are and messes up my organization.
I took note of some occurrences below. If I recall correctly, trying to fix the messed up filename sometimes works but it eventually gets messed up again. It's not limited to video files only, I've seen it happen to a jpg at least once.
I am looking for a program that will copy a selection of files from my office computer to a server every day. I do not want to use backup, as i want the files to be directly accessible on the server. Snow Leopard killed my direct access to my office computer from the outside.
I had about 40 short videos on an SD card and I thought I copied them to their appropriate file. Well, incidentally, I didn't get them copied, and I went to clean off the SD card. I selected all the files, and "moved" them to the trash. I did not empty the trash, but I opened the trash and they are no where to be found.... I was curios if my MacBook Pro might send those types of files to the trash in a different format, or do they send a bulk of files like that somewhere else? Here is an example of how the files read "IM000003.AVI" the number changes with its position... I am prepared to eat my mistake and not have those vids anymore, but I would sure like some direction if anyone has any.... they gotta be on my computer somewhere....
I was cleaning up my jumpdrive and accidently put a locked safegaurd file in the trash so when I went to empty the trash it emptied everything but that. Then I went in and moved a copy of the safegaurd file from the trash to the desktop then to the jumpdrive. Now the file is safely back on my jumpdrive, but I have useless files in my trash that I can't delete. How do I do it??
Yesterday I ran into a problem I did not know existed. I am quite new to mac.... I went to check "Last Week" in search side bar, in finder. I thought it was just history, so I deleted it all. It went into trash. Then I realized it acctually moved all the apps I used, files, prefs and so on into trash. I thought I could just restore items to its original locations. Peace of cake in windows, just click "restore". I found out I could not do it on my Mac. Yes, I know I could drag them back, but I did not know where most of the files originally came from. I searched the internet - found nothing, only that it is impossible to do. Is it true? I can not restore files I moved to trash? I tried time machine - did not work. The only way I could use - to restore the system using time machine when booted from Leopard disk. Is this the only way to restore something I moved to the trash?
y iMac is running Leopard and Windows 7 RC1 in Bootcamp.
From Leopard, I deleted some files on my Win7 partition, however, now Trash won't empty those files. It doesn't come up with any error.I have tried holding the Option key went emptying Trash, and have tried running repair permissions via Disk Utility.
I have a smaller SSD drive in my Mac Pro. I have other disks, but I like the small SSD as my main drive. I have a program (Daylite) that needs to backup its database every day. The program refuses to save these backups anywhere except the main drive. Therefore, my SSD fills up quickly and when I forget the delete old backups, my drive gets full and the system stops.
I need to be able to automatically delete older files from that folder when my drive is getting full. For instance, I could have any files older than 3 days be deleted from that folder whenever the disk is low.
I use Mac Tiger 10.4.11 When I download .Zip files, they are automatically unzipped by whichever program I have set as my default "(de)compression-program" on Mac.what I should do to stop my .Zip files from automatically being unzipped immediately after I download them.
I love my 1st generation MacBook Pro 15" very much. She's running the latest Leopard update, and everything was running smoothly up until a couple of days ago. For some reason, the computer seems to think that I'm constantly holding down the mouse button. No matter what application I'm in, the cursor starts acting up - dragging boxes and files in finder, dragging things off the dock instead of hovering over them, etc etc. This doesn't happen all the time, and I'm not sure what triggers it, but it somehow seems to happen more often later in the day. Sometimes it stops within seconds, sometimes it's a couple of minutes before it goes back to normal.
Sometimes clicking the real mouse button a couple of times or pressing escape fixes it, sometimes it doesn't. My first thought was that it was Blender causing a problem, as that's the first place the problem showed up. When I noticed the same thing occuring in Finder, after a fresh reboot, I thought maybe a hack I had recently applied was the culprit, but nothing came to mind. To be on the safe side, I tried making a hack-free account and using it for a while, but to no avail-same problem (less often, however). Now, getting desperate, I switched over to my Boot Camp partition. The problem reared its ugly head there, too - not nearly as often, however...just two or three times in my two hours there.
Is there an apple script or something that can change icons automatically between files? I have a small movie library, which I created icon files for (with a frame from the movie). I just have to "get info" on each movie individually, and copy the image icon over the movie's generic icon. I can't use poster frames in iTunes/Quicktime because they're not all quicktime compatible, and I didn't want to re-encode everything.
I'm just wondering if it is simple to write a script that will ask for an item (the image), copy it's Icon, then ask for a second item (the movie) and paste the icon to that. If it is possible, the process would go a little faster both now, and for any others I do in the future.
I'm a new MacOSX user and have been a Hardcore Windows XP user since whenever it was released.
I've been trying out mac for some weeks now and one thing is just pissing me off is.. whenever I download a file with Safari.. Lets say a Zip or RaR file.. it will unzip this files, and then place the original zipfile into the Trash!
How do I disable this lunacy? seriously there is no order in my download folder when the OS starts to act on its own like this.. It's just annoying because it even starts unpacking large 2GB files which I DONT want.