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    Mavericks trash
    Since updateing my MacBook Pro to Mavericks everything I delete bypasses the trash bin and just deletes. Is there any way to fix this so that deleted items go to the trash bin until it is emptied?

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    Are you deleting files from removable media or from your internal hard disk ?

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    If your deleting from the internal HDD and it's acting that way it sounds like your permissions are messed up on the Trash folder.
    In the Finder hit command+shift+g and enter .Trash
    Then hit command+i and make sure you have read/write permissions and everybody else has No Access.

    And if that doesn't fix it, use this command in Terminal and reboot your Mac after.
    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
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    I'm deleting from the internal Mac HD. I ran repair permissions but that didn't help. When I follow the suggested command+shift+g and enter .Trash the finder can't locate the trash folder, but it's there in the dock. I'll try the Terminal command suggestion after my backup to an external drive completes.

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    Updated command
    In Mavericks, Apple has changed the hidden to just filename Trash so the command would be

    sudo rm -rf ~/Trash

    And it does fix the issue, at least for me. Thanks!

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    Found hidden Trash file, changed permissions. Problem solved. Thanks to all for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jniford View Post
    In Mavericks, Apple has changed the hidden to just filename Trash so the command would be

    sudo rm -rf ~/Trash

    And it does fix the issue, at least for me. Thanks!
    No, the Trash folder is still called .Trash and is consequently a hidden folder. If you have a folder called Trash, it's not the system one but one that was generated by an application or you.
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