The Trash is a place for deleted files, from where they can be restored or permanently deleted. Usually, "Trash" is used for Linux and Unix systems whereas Windows uses "Recycle Bin"

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How disable mac snow leopard creating .Spotlight-V100 and .Trash folders in USB Flash Drivers?

Everytime I put a USB Flash Driver the Mac OS X creates 2 folders .Trash and .Spotlight-V100. Is it possible to disable this operation?
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A file is still in use when trying to empty the Trash – how can I remove it?

When you try to empty the Trash in OS X, and there is a file still open in an application, you receive the dialog: The operation can't be completed because the item "…" is in use. How can I ...
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No user list in the login screen after changing the user ID

Edit: Problem 1 has been resolved. I followed this link and changed my user id to 1000 (same as Linux user id), so that I can share files freely between Mac and Linux. Now I have these two problems: ...
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Can't delete files in trash because they don't exist on OS X 10.6?

Something funky happened on one of my external drives and now whenever I plug it in 2 files show up in my Trash. If I empty the Trash via Finder, nothing happens. Ditto for the Option+Empty Trash ...
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Move file to Trash on Snow Leopard from Terminal

Snow Leopard allows users to "Put Back" files that were moved to the Trash from Finder. However, when I do mv <file> ~/.Trash from the command line I don't get the "Put Back" option. Is there a ...
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How do I delete a file using the Terminal from my Trash in Mac OS X?

From a previous question I have applied following command to my file. sudo chflags -R nouchg TopSites.plist sudo chmod 444 TopSites.plist Now that the file is locked, I don't know how to remove it. ...
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How can I speed up the deleting of very large directories on XP?

I regularly check out incredibly huge directories onto my XP machine. When it comes down to deleting and finally trashing them, it takes forever. Is there any way to speed this process up?
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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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Where is the recycle bin in Finder on Mac OS X?

At the bottom of my screen there is the recycle bin. Is there someway to unpin it from there? By the way, where is the recycle bin in Finder?
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How do I empty the trash in Ubuntu 9.10?

I have been deleting files on my machine for several months now. The deleted files are likely to be using up considerable space on my HD. I want to empty trash, but cant fond out how to do it. 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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Where do files and directories go when I run 'rm -rf folder_or_file_name' in Ubuntu 10.04?

When I delete folders or files in the Nautilus GUI, those folders/files go to Trash but where do folders/files go when I run rm -rf folder_or_file_name in terminal in Ubuntu 10.04?
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Can items deleted from “Trash” be recovered?

On a Mac we have option to delete items securely from trash, while deleting it warns that: "once deleted items will not be recovered". I want to know that is there any way by which items deleted ...