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i did a repair disk permissions and now for some reason when I delete a file on my computer it just deletes it rather then send it to the trash can. it prompts me with a warning saying it will be deleted immediately. How do i fix this setting ?

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It sounds like either the hidden Trash folder is missing or it has the wrong permissions. Read this tip:
Prevent local files from being deleted immediately - Mac OS X Hints

The first comment has a Terminal command that should be tried:
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mkdir -m 700 .Trash
BTW... what tool did you use to repair permissions?


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