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Hello,

I'm having a problem with my mac and hope you guys can help me out in solving the issue. My problem is that whenever I delete a file, the file not only go to the Trash but it's automatically emptied from the Trash itself. Is there anyway I can fix this so that the files wont be empty whenever I want to delete a file? Thank you for your time and help.
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G'day and welcome to the forums. Very confusing.

If you do not want them to go, don't put 'em in the trash. Simple.

Whatever is in the trash is gone on emptying and on reboot.
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Is there anyway I can fix this so that the files wont be empty whenever I want to delete a file?
Yes.
Finder > Preferences > Advanced
Uncheck Empty Trash securely
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G'day and welcome to the forums. Very confusing.

If you do not want them to go, don't put 'em in the trash. Simple.

Whatever is in the trash is gone on emptying and on reboot.
Thank you and good day to you too.

That's not always the case though, sometimes misclick or wrong highlight of the file can happens, then the file would be gone forever.

I didn't have this problem before. Upon deleting the files, they go into the Trash but is not emptied

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Yes.
Finder > Preferences > Advanced
Uncheck Empty Trash securely
I checked this but the "Empty Trash securely" was already unchecked. I tried to delete a file and it's still getting emptied from the trash.
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When you delete files and empty the trash, they are not necessarily " gone forever " if you have backups.

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Are you by chance getting a message telling you that this is going to happen when you go to trash a file? If I understand correctly, is this also happening simply when you highlight a file?

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On a closely related theme, whenever I unzip a .zip file using Stuffit Expander the original zip file is deleted and disappears and is not sent to the trash. I'd rather I had the option to either send it to trash myself or to have the option of recovering it if needed.

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Hello!
I have the same problem of Xoiii.
When I delete a file OSX bypasses the Trash folder, with a warning first.
"Empty Trash securely" is unchecked.
This happens in a secondary user account, but with ADMIN privilegies.
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If files have to be deleted permanently, it may be because the permissions are wrong on the Trash folder (your Trash is itself a hidden folder in your home directory). Follow the instructions here to check whether or not the Trash has improper permissions and if so, to fix it.

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I may have missed something, but how are these people deleting files that they are NOT dragging the file to the trash?
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@chas_m - I'm not getting that from the above. It's just that when things are deleted (method not specified) they don't go into Trash, they're just gone.
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Hi

Was this ever resolved? I have the exact same problem. When I delete a file, it isnt moved to the trashbin.

Ive also noticed that mye free space is not changing when I delete files. I need to reboot to see the changes.


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Was this ever resolved?
Hello. Did you try the link in post #9 above? I don't know if that contains the solution, but try it and let as know if it helped.
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