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    MacBook Pro Trash problems PLEASE HELP!!!

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    Unhappy MacBook Pro Trash problems PLEASE HELP!!!
    for some reason, when i want to trash something, i get a window that pops up that says "The item xx will be deleted immediately. Are you sure you want to continue?" why can't i just put something in my trash with out immediately deleting it??? someone please help!!! thank you

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    MacBook Pro Trash problems PLEASE HELP!!!
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    Did you accidentally delete your .Trash folder? If for some reason the computer can't find it or can't write to it, the Trash can becomes basically non-existent in the eyes of Finder. Open Terminal, and at the prompt enter

    ls -la .Trash

    Then post the output here.

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    MacBook Pro Trash problems PLEASE HELP!!!

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    crap
    i totally know i deleted it and i deleted something else too, but i cant remember what. i network my mac to my pc and i was cleaning up some stuff on my pc...well i thought it was in my pc window, but i was really in my mac window. how can i found out what else i deleted, but more importantly, how can i get it back???

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    MacBook Pro Trash problems PLEASE HELP!!!
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    You could try recreating the .Trash folder and praying it works... in Terminal, just type

    mkdir .Trash

    and let me know how it goes... after using Disk Utility to repair your disk permissions.

    In the future, think twice before deleting hidden files, though.

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    MacBook Pro Trash problems PLEASE HELP!!!

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    i NEVER delete files that i dont know what they are especially when it comes to the mac, but for some reason i made a big booboo. i was able to find online how to replace the .trash thankfully, but i have bigger fish to fry now. my s.m.a.r.t status is at failing and i thought that maybe deleting the hidden files may have given it a false negative, but im pretty sure my hard drive is just fried. thank you so much for getting me on the right track to at least get my trash back!!

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    MacBook Pro Trash problems PLEASE HELP!!!
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    In that case back up ASAP!

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