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Emptying The Trash

post #1 of 9
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How come in OS X there isn't a warning before you empty the trash. Because of no warning and seeing how many items were in the trash the other night I accidently trashed half of my MP3s. Isn't it good to have at least some kind of warning?
post #2 of 9
There is an alert if you select it from the menu bar or type Command-Shift-Delete, but not if you do it from the Dock.
post #3 of 9
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Alright then. Thanks for the info. I empty it from the Dock all the time. How come there's no warning when you empty it from the Dock?
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Now that I think about it, even if I didn't use the Dock to empty it, the warning doesn't say how many items are in the Trash like OS 9.x does. If I would've seen 400 items rather than the 13 that were supposed to be in there nothing would've gotten deleted that shouldn't have.
post #5 of 9
No idea, but I just sent feedback to Apple telling them to put it in the Dock empty trash and also to tell how many items/MB you are deleting.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Alright sounds good MacAgent. Thanks.
post #7 of 9
you guys ever get a message that says something like "cannot empty trash because trash.app is in use"?
post #8 of 9
No, but I get a message saying that I don't have enough privileges for ,Trash. I know you can empty the trash from the CLI, but I get this message when I [b}Drag[/b] files to the trash. Has anyone else had this problem?
15" MacBook C2D 2.33Ghz, ATI 1600 258MB, 120GB HD 5400, 2GB RAM, SuperDrive

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15" MacBook C2D 2.33Ghz, ATI 1600 258MB, 120GB HD 5400, 2GB RAM, SuperDrive

17" iMac G5
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post #9 of 9
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[quote]Originally posted by solo:
<strong>you guys ever get a message that says something like "cannot empty trash because trash.app is in use"?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, I get that message sometimes. Usually I try to empty it again and it empties fine.
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