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Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: iaJim
Date: October 25, 2012 08:00AM
Where do I find the trash can prefs in Mountain Lion? All of a sudden, everything I put in the trash is deleted immediately. I don't think that's how it used to work.
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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: modelamac
Date: October 25, 2012 08:09AM
FinderPreferences is the only place that has Trash options. If you are getting that effect, either you have a 3rd party app in action or a problem that Safe Boot could fix.



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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: iaJim
Date: October 25, 2012 08:26AM
I threw Spotify in the trash today and it's been working that way since then. I don't think it ever worked that way before. I don't know that I have a third party app going......
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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: iaJim
Date: October 25, 2012 08:29AM
I also had a power interruption during a shut down last night. Could that have changed things?
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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 25, 2012 08:42AM
....with your spouse.....???



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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: October 25, 2012 08:43AM
Have you booted into your Recovery Partition and run repair disk & repair permissions on your main drive? That'd be step 1, esp. per your power interruption comment.



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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 25, 2012 08:49AM
Does the Finder give a warning that it's going to be deleted immediately?

When deleting files from a mounted server volume, it's standard procedure to delete immediately, but the Finder warns you. Just wondering if it's mimicking that behavior.
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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: iaJim
Date: October 25, 2012 09:06AM
GGD-Yes it does.

Zoidberg-Well, I don't know anything about a recovery partition. I did the disk repair and permission repair, but still the same behavior.
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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: October 25, 2012 11:40AM
Quote
iaJim
GGD-Yes it does.

Zoidberg-Well, I don't know anything about a recovery partition. I did the disk repair and permission repair, but still the same behavior.

If there is damage to the disk, you have to do the repair from the recovery partition. Running it while in the boot disk won't repair anything.

Recovery Partition: Restart, hold down the Option key, and then pick to boot from the Recovery Partition.



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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: iaJim
Date: October 25, 2012 12:25PM
OK, I did that, and the problem persists. Thanks for the information though.
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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: Golfer
Date: October 25, 2012 05:59PM
[www.thexlab.com]


Towards the bottom of the page is your problem. I've used these steps before and they worked well. Not sure how they'll play with Mountain Lion.
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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: iaJim
Date: October 25, 2012 10:22PM
Thanks! I'll have to read this when I'm more awake. This sort of thing confuses me pretty easily. I'm sure the answer is here however.
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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: iaJim
Date: October 26, 2012 08:03PM
I gave that a try with no success. I'm thinking I should just reinstall the system.
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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: iaJim
Date: October 26, 2012 10:57PM
Reinstalling the system didn't work either. I'm doomed.
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Re: Trash Can Preferences
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 27, 2012 07:39AM
Run Diskwarrior.



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