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?


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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Intel Mac :: Retrieve Music Files From Trash Bin In Os Lion

Jun 11, 2012

How do I retrieve music files from trah bin in Mac OS Lion? There is no put back option available. Tried to copy files to no avail.

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MacBook Pro :: Clicking On Empty In Trash Also Deletes Files Outside

Mar 26, 2012

That's right!This is my setup:

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!

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Restore Files From Trash Bin?

Nov 5, 2007

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?

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OS X :: Delete Only Certain Files Permanently From Trash Bin?

Feb 19, 2009

I'm a recent mac converter. Hope someone can help me out.

Now in XP I was able to remove certain files from the trash bin. I never actually emptied the entire trash bin, but once in a while would delete the oldest files from the trash bin and keep the new ones.

Is this possible in OS X? I was only able to empty the entire trash bin, but not certain parts of it.

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OS X :: Recover Files Emptied From Trash Bin?

Mar 5, 2009

How do you recover files or pics you have emptied from the trash bin.

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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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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Trash Not Emptying - Files Stuck In Recycle Bin

Jun 16, 2012

Trash won't empty. I have had dropbox application and removed it, and now want to remove the dropbox folder I tried resetting the PRAM as it was expressed in one of the topics but it didn't work the files are stuck in the trash and when I go to empty my trash it just gets me emptying and doesn't want to move further than that.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Macbook Pro Putting Files From External HDD In The Trash Bin?

Jul 2, 2012

I just got my new macbook pro today , and when I plugged in my toshiba portable external HDD, the computer put every (or what appears to be every) file in the trash bin. Strangely, the files are still on the HDD and the files disappear when I eject it. I reconnected the hard drive multiple times and the problem still persists. I cannot find one logical explanation as to why this is happening.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2.9ghz, 128gb SSD, 8gb RAM

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Deleting Files No Longer Sends To Trash But Deletes Permanently With 'cannot Undo' Warning?

May 19, 2012

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.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Trash Bin And Junk Mail Bin In Mail.app Indicator?

Oct 10, 2009

Is there a way, that the trash bin and the junk mail bin in mail.app indicates "empty" and "full" by it's icons similar to the desktop trash bin ?

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OS X :: Why Is Windows Recycle Bin And Mac Trash Different

Oct 14, 2009

Yesterday in school this girl had a Windows laptop and we were sitting close to each other in the hall. I noticed she was deleting files and after a few (I think big movie files) Windows told her it was too big to fit in the trash and asked her if she wanted to delete it permanently.

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Mac Pro :: Why Cant Not Empty Trash Bin

May 12, 2012

why cant I not empty the trash bin?

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X :: Can I Set Trash To Completely Delete Certain Old Files Automatically

Jul 26, 2010

I want it to either

Conserve disk space and confine the size of Trash to a certain percentage of the total hard disk space and automatically delete old files to meet that limit; or

Automatically delete files that has been sent to trash for a certain period of time.

Can I do that in Mac OS X?

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Intel Mac :: Deleted Contents Of Trash Bin, How To Undo

Apr 13, 2012

I deleted the contents of my trash bin containing over 2000 photos by accident, how can I undo this?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Mysterious File In Trash - Never Deletes?

Apr 4, 2009

This file keeps appearing in the trash.... The trash can be emptied, and it goes away until you open the trash again, or at login/restart.

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Intel Mac :: Possible To Move Trash Bin From Right Hand Side To Left

Jun 24, 2012

Can I move the trash bin from the right hand side to the left.

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OS X :: IPhoto Cleaning Out Trash Bin?

Dec 9, 2010

how do I clear out the trash bin in iPhoto?

I deleted it once and it all went back to my Photo file, which I didn't want to do, I wanted to delete it completely from my computer.

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OS X :: Possible To Add Trash Bin To Sidebar?

Dec 28, 2007

Is it possible to add recycle bin to the Finder Sidebar? It would be a little faster. God I just realized how lazy I sound typing this.

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OS X :: Cannot Delete File From Trash Bin

Apr 10, 2009

I'm trying to empty my trash bin..

But this pops up,

I don't think it's in use..

PS. A question I have about gaming on my iMac LINK

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OS X :: Trash Versus Recycle Bin

Jun 8, 2009

As I was trashing folders and apps and other stuff while looking for an answer to my Dock problems, I discovered that Trash doesn't seem to act the same way my old PC recycle bin did. There is no function to restore anything; rather, it seems you just open the trashed item. (Also seems that you don't delete in Finder, you just "move to the Trash," is that the same?) Can you trash a program App and simply change your mind and reinstall it from the Trash?

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OS X :: Emptying Trash Bin Causes Crash?

Jan 14, 2010

I have over 1,500 files in my Trash and every time I try to empty it, Snow Leopard crashes.

Any suggestions? i.e. different program to empty trash or something?

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OS X :: Skip Trash Bin And Delete Permanently

Aug 16, 2010

I recently reset the boot thingy, (with shift-control-r-p) and repaired disk permissions. now if I delete something it will ask "are you sure you want to delete XXX, this item will be deleted immediately, you cant undo this action"

google this and it seems more ppl are wanting this feature but I dont, how do I get it back my normal trash bin? I tried in Finder's preferences, didnt work.

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OS X :: Certain File In My Trash Bin That Won't Delete?

Oct 27, 2009

There is a certain file in my trash bin that won't delete, I don't believe it is locked or anything, it just says, "The operation can�t be completed because the item �sixtyforce� is in use."

"sixtyforce" was this emulator that I downloaded, but it was the older version of it, so I wanted to delete it, but that message keeps coming up.

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MacBook :: Recover A File Deleted From Trash Bin?

Feb 9, 2012

i deleted iphoto from my desktop and also emptied the trash bin, i wanted to know if there is a way i can recover that file back?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Accidentally Emptied My Trash Bin

Mar 23, 2012

Accidentally emptied my trash bin .I've looked into online recovery programs, but they are all very expensive.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Remove A Folder From Trash Bin

Jun 27, 2012

I cannot remove a folder from my trash bin. I had deleted it from an external drive and tried to empty the trash, and each time I do, I hear the usual sound of the trash emptying, but the folders remain, and the dock icon still shows contents in the bin. What should I do?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: Makes A Noise/sound Of Trash Bin - How To Stop It

Jan 14, 2009

my macbook has been making a noise lately! the noise it makes is the same noise (sound) it makes when you remove a program off the dock! the "Swoosh" sound...! why does it make that noise!? it ussually makes it every 30 minutes! it never made that noise b4 it just started a few days ago! after i installed adobe photoshop cs4! (which i finnally got by mail! >) anywho at first i thought it was deleting something but nope nothing! then today i did check the trash bin and i found 2 folders both were named "backup" one was named backup the other backup#1 i opened up the folders and i just found a flash file! yes i do have adobe flash cs as well, but i hardly use it so i am not sure if i some how put a setting that makes something get deleted...! is this a flash software setting? or a mac. setting that i have on? if so how can i make it stop? im not even removing a thing from my dock! there it goes again it made that noise just now! aghhh! oh and if it is a flash problem then why does it make that dock noise shouldn't it make a trash bin noise....?

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MacBook Pro :: Find A File That Deleted From Trash Bin?

Feb 27, 2012

How do I recover a file that I deleted from my trash bin?


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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Trash Bin Has Been Frozen For Past Two Days

Mar 2, 2012

I tried force quitting, restarting and neither worked. It's done this before. I've had some problems with my Mac.

MacBook Pro

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IMac PPC :: How To Retrieve Deleted File When Emptied Trash Bin

Apr 22, 2012

How do I retrieve a deleted file if I accidentally empty my trash bin.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Deleting The Current Items From Trash Bin?

May 21, 2012

I just opened my Trash bin, and there were maybe 12-15 items in ithere.  But when I use Secure Delete, the pop-up box says there are 931 items, and it then proceeds to delete them---I guess.I only saw the 12-15 files, and that's it.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Software :: How To Burn Bin/cue Files With Mac OS X

Jan 14, 2002

I compiled cdrdao for Mac OS X. This can burn bin/cue files very easily. The only cue/bin pair which haven't worked for me thus far had spaces and hyphens in the file-name. Changing the file name and editing the cue file to reflect that solved the problem.

You can download my binary from here:[URL]

The command is used thusly:

Insert a blank CD, tell the finder to ignore the CD and continue.

type: sudo ./cdrdao write -device IOCompactDiscServices blah.cue

If run as root cdrdao will use high priority threads to avoid underruns.

If you have a DVD burner you would use "IODVDServices" instead.

If your CD-R isn't known (like mine wasn't) you can select a specific driver. For example this is in my .tcshrc file:

alias cue sudo /Users/anarkhos/cdr/cdrdao write --device IOCompactDiscServices --driver generic-mmc

thus to burn anything I just type "cue blah.cue"

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MacBook Pro :: Delete Items In The Trash Bin When They Don't Empty

Mar 18, 2012

I downloaded font files and tried to delete them. I tried to empty trash but the items still appear. I tried holding down the optioin key while emptying the trash and the items are still there. How can I empty the trash bin?

Mac Book Pro

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