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?


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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!

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Jun 26, 2009

y iMac is running Leopard and Windows 7 RC1 in Bootcamp.

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Dec 19, 2009

When I delete a file it doesn't go to my trash can it just deletes....and when I tried to delete an imovie event it wouldn't let me

Did some weird setting change or something?

I'm on Snow Leopard and I'm using a:

Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
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Dec 2, 2010

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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.

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Mar 12, 2009

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OS X :: MBP - Cursor Clicking / Dragging Files Automatically?

Mar 30, 2009

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.

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Apr 22, 2009

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May 24, 2009

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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.

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Feb 22, 2010

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Looking at my console log, I get the following two things right when it happens.
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