Ok, so logged into my mac this morning – it had a little heart-attack when starting up so I had to do a force restart. Starts up fine, but then the trash is acting up. Everytime I went to delete any file, it gave me a big warning of “Are you sure you want to delete that?” – Yes I am, so stop asking already. Little research, the wonders of mac technology have deleted my own trash and are making me access a mystery one for which I have no permissions.
So, how to fix? Real simple. (warning, doing this wrong could erase hard-drive, but hey!)
Open up terminal and then type one the following
If the affected account is admin, type: sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
if the affected account is another user, type: sudo rm -rf /Users/user_name/.Trash
nb: replace user_name with the short version of the username! i.e Mine would be george (lowercase) as that’s what I called the account.
You’ll be asked for your admin password, and then once it’s done, log out and in again. The problem is solved!
Ok, so blogging sounds like an idea – so I’m just gonna start. Maybe use it as a way to store things I want to remember? Who knows.