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    Nov 11, 2008
    15" alluminum MacBook Pro 2.53
    How can I put the trash can on my desktop?
    My friend has his trash can on his desktop but I forgot to ask him how he did it. Can anyone help?
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    Oct 19, 2008
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    Your trash folder is located at ~/.Trash (/Users/<username>/.Trash). Make an alias to that on your Desktop.

    Since the folder is hidden, execute the following two commands in the Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/ to make all files/folders visible:
    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES
    killall Finder
    After you have made your alias, execute the same two commands but replace YES with NO to hide the files/folders again.
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