I have an external hard drive connected to my iMac and whenever I want to delete something from the hard drive the iMac gets a gray box message saying it needs to shut down and then it just turns off. How can I delete those files without getting that message?
There's an annoying thing which occurs systematically with Mail (OS X Snow Leopard) :I write a message to a friend, and put some file as an attachment. I send the message. The original file is located on the Desktop, and put it into the trash. Then, I can't empty the trash can !This is systematic and I have to quit Mail just to empty the trash.
I accidentally deleted my applications folder and pressed "Empty Trash" And now I'm getting a new computer from my school, and their doing something with this one. Will they just insert a CD and redo everything for another student and reinstall everything?
I empty the trash every few days so there is nothing big in there. When I empty the trash the icon still shows that there is trash in there. Opening the trash shows that it is empty. I fixed permissions and rebooted but it never helped. This has been going on for about a week so now I just sit here. I have an early 2008 MacPro with 10 gigs of ram and 4 HDD in it.
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.
Followed instructions to the letter, had media folder in the trash, opened and closed iTunes without any warning windows, emptied trash, re-opened iTunes and it says it can't find any of my files. The "media" folder on my external HD is empty.
Info: iMac 2.0Ghz/20", Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G-S PowerBook G4 17" SD
start up the computer and all is fine it is really cool how you dont see the black screen or anything it is all smooth looking with the setup boxes but when it gets to where you should have the normal desktop this wierd program comes up instead. i cant see the start button or my computer or anything it is like some kind of other program on top of it that i cant quit. i have tried everything but when i click shut down it just shuts down the whole computer not getting me to my desktop.
It seems I have accidentally deleted a 500gb external hard drive (formatted as OSX Journaled), but the trash has not been emptied so the drive is still very full. When the hard drive is mounted, OSX previews these deleted files in the systems main trash folder. How can I restore these files to the hard drive? I can just drag them out, becuase that is like copying.... and the drive is full.
Emptied my trash and a vital folder in the dock is gone, with the questionmark icon on the folder now. I had not done anything I am aware of to m ove the contents of the folder to the trash. I do have a backup but it is a little more than 2 months old and I know there have been changes since then so recovered the folder is vital.