No empty trash button

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by tattsdelcarmen, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. I just made an update to my macbook to snow leopard.. after my update i noticed that there was no empty trash button..all i can see is the secure trash button..

    any tips? on how to fix this...
     
    #1 tattsdelcarmen, Jan 30, 2010
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  2. bhoyetjumpay

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    click finder (upper part, left side)>preferences>advanced and uncheck empty trash securely

    hope this helps
     
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    there's totally no trash button or it's just disabled? can you try hitting command+shift+delete?
     
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    or +shift+delete.
     
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    You can also right click the trash icon then choose empty trash or ⌘command+option+shift+delete for instant empty trash without confirmation.
     
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    I tried this, it pops up a window giving you only two choices: Secure Empty Trash or Cancel.

    Is there really no way to Empty Trash quickly? Secure Empty Trash is such a pain and it takes so long. If I'm running out of disk space and want to dump some of my old files quickly, how can I do it? TIA.
     
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    Go to the Finder preferences, under the Advanced tab, uncheck the Empty Trash securely option ;)

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  8. bhoyetjumpay

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    have you tried to uncheck empty trash securely?
     
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    That did it. Thanks Nino and Bhoyetjumpay.

    How about deleting a single file from Trash? Let's say I want to delete one or two movies from Trash in order to free up space in my Harddisk, is there a way to do it? once again TIA.
     
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    Quick answer is No. However if you are comfortable tinkering with Terminal codes then technically, yes you can but I don't recommend doing that unless you know what you are doing.

    Mac OS X Trash is not your typical Windoze Recycle Bin, its straight to the point Trash is trash. If you don't want to throw any files out, archive it somewhere (create a folder) if you are not sure what to do with it and dispose of it later if its really trash.

    Think Different ;)
     
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    do you guys empty your trash securely or just empty it? just wandering
     
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    just empty, empty securely takes longer. maybe if your using a mac in the office, you empty trash securely so nobody could recover it, if it's a confidential file.
     

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