Emptying Trash - OSX 10.8.5

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Is there any way to select a specific "handful" of random items in trash and empty them without emptying all of the trash?
 
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Nope.

The trash is not a storage bin.

Remove the files you want to keep, then empty the trash. If you're not sure you want to keep them, put them in a folder and investigate them and then trash them (or file them away appropriately as appropriate).
 
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Sorry to hear that, but thank you. Didn't want to hit "empty" before I had an answer.
 

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The whole point of Trash and its utility is shown above:

but technically, if you had 10 files in trash, and wanted only to delete numbers 3, 6 and 9; then you could open trash, select the others and drag them to the desktop. Then empty Trash. Then, I suppose, put the others back. But what a waste of time.

Message is: only put in Trash what you want to delete. As pointed out above.

Ian
 

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