Tag Archive: Trash


How to Automatically Empty Trash in Mac OS After 30 Days

For those Mac users who often dump items into the Trash but forget to empty it on a regular basis, you can enable a new feature in MacOS which allows the Trash to automatically empty itself after 30 days. This can be a particularly nice feature if your Trash can is constantly bloated and taking … Read More

Preview Files in Trash with Quick Look for Mac

Have you ever noticed that once a file is in the Trash, you can’t open it or view it? If you try to open or use an item that is within the Trash in Mac OS X, you’ll get a dialog warning that says “The document ‘name’ can’t be opened because it’s in the Trash. … Read More

Forget Trash, it’s ‘Rubbish’ now! iOS 9 embraces local slang

In addition to offering Siri in an ever-increasing range of accents, it seems that Apple is making a few more nods to localization with iOS 9. Spotted by a user in Australia, Apple has renamed the Trash folder the “Rubbish” folder in its latest local version of the mobile operating system. It’s not clear how […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Neil Armstrong’s ‘bunch of trash’ is space history treasure

Neil Armstrong had just been the first man to walk on the moon but now had to put out the trash. It was a critical step home. Precise weight had to be calculated for re-entry and to make way for… Read more ›

Apple schools Xiaomi in art of trash talk

  Apple and Xiaomi executives got into a little trash talk fight at the World Internet Conference this week in China. Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun described his company as a “small miracle” that’s ready to dominate the smartphone world. But Apple’s general… Read more ›

Fixing an “Item can’t be moved to Trash because item can’t be deleted” Error in Mac OS X

Deleting files and folders from the Mac is usually as simple as dragging the item to remove into the Trash can, but on rare occasions things don’t quite go as planned. One of the more peculiar errors when trying to remove a file appears in the form of the following message when attempting to send … Read More

Latest Mailbox update makes it even easier to auto-swipe junk email to trash

Purchased last year by Dropbox, Mailbox is already one of the most intuitive apps on the iPhone and iPad for rapidly reaching inbox zero. Employing a series of swipes, Mailbox users can quickly delete, archive, or save emails for later,… Read more ›

This Mac Pro Hackintosh Was Made From An Actual Trash Can [Gallery]

While few of us would say its design belongs inside of one, one of the most common jokes about the new Mac Pro’s stealth engine looks is to say it looks exactly like a trash can. That got one German… Read more ›     

Unable to Empty Trash and Delete Time Machine Backups? Here’s How to Fix That

Empty the Trash when Time Machine backups won't delete

Despite Time Machine being a remarkable solution for easy backups, a peculiar issue can arise for some Time Machine users that causes the OS X Trash to not be able to empty when the backup drive is connected to the Mac. This will usually manifest itself as the following; a user attempts to empty the Trash, the Trash either refuses to empty, or  [Read More…]

Delete Files And Folders Selectively, Without Sending Them To The Trash [OS X Tips]

Trash WithoutPicture this scenario: you’ve got a flash drive and there are files on it. There are also files on it that are in its Trash folder. You also have a Mac with files on it, and files in the Trash. When the USB flash drive is plugged into your Mac, OSX treats those files in […]

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