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Deleted files still taking up space on OS X Lion

Last night I started to delete 100GB worth of VirtualBox disk images on a MBP running Lion. A dialog box opened saying that the trash was preparing to empty, but nothing happened for a good 20 ...
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How to restore all the files from trash in Mac OS X?

I can put back the items one by one, but there are too many files, how could I restore all the files in the trash?
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Files on my Mac have disappeared and are not in the Trash

I had few folders where the contents are missing (Desktop, Documents, Download, Files and a few folders from Library/Application Support). I also realized that those folders are the first few in my ...
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Cannot delete file in OS X

I have a file in trash, and I cannot delete it. Before you ask me to STFW, no, the file is not locked :-/ The file is a symbolic link to nothing (target is deleted). Here is the output of ls -lO on ...
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Mac always warns “You can't undo this action” and skips the Trash when deleting a file

I repaired the permissions on my iMac and am now getting this dialog box whenever I delete something. I checked Finder > Preferences and "Empty Trash Securely" and "Show Warning" are both unchecked. ...
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Deleting a single file from the trash in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

In earlier versions of Mac OS X one could delete a file from the trash by opening a terminal window and typing rm ~/.Trash/file_i_want_to_delete. See this previous post. Unlike earlier versions in ...
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How to show Trash on Desktop (Mac)?

Is there any way to show icon of Trash on Desktop? The Trash is displayed on Dock. I have tried to create an alias to ~/.Trash on my Desktop, but it is just an alias and does not have the same ...
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How to tell where an item in the Trash came from?

The Mac OS X 10.6 Trash shows an option "Put back" for files that were trashed after installing 10.6. However, it does not show where the file will be put back to. So: using Finder, is there any way ...
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Is there a way to force Time Machine to backup the .Trash Folder?

I am sure though that we have run into the scenario where we have thought that we no longer need that file and we put it in the the Trash. The whole purpose of the .Trash (even Recycle Bin on Windows) ...
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how to delete a single item from trash forever in mac os x

There are 20 items in the trash. I want to delete a single selected item from trash. How is it possible? I asked this question because in the following circumstances I was confused. Suppose I ...
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How can I restore an item from the Trash in Mac OS X?

Windows provides restore item to the position from where it was deleted. But I couldn't find any option to restore an item from trash. Is it possible to restore an item from where it was moved to ...
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How to empty the trash?

There is a strange file in my Trash that doesn't go away when I empty the trash. The file name looks like: ␀␀␀õ␀␀.õ␀ The file is apparently in /Volumes/NO NAME/.Trashes/501/ ("NO NAME" is my boot ...
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AppTrap alternative? (Deleting Applications)

I've been using AppTrap for some time now, however it's no longer being maintained. Is their something similar out there that's being actively maintained and will work with the next OS release?
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Empty the contents of Trash for only a single volume

How can I empty the Trash only for an attached external drive, but not at the same time for the internal hard disk?