Tag Archive: Trash


How to Delete a Single File from Trash on Mac

If you have a ton of files in the Mac Trash can but don’t want to empty the entire trash for whatever reason, you can use a handy feature to delete specific files or single folders from the Trash. This allows you to selectively target and delete individual items that are in the Mac Trash … Read More

How to Fix App “is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash” Error on Mac

Some Mac users may occasionally run into a somewhat strange error when they try to open an app that was downloaded to their Mac, upon launching the app a little “verifying” progress bar will appear and stall for a moment before an error alert message says “Appname.app is damaged and can’t be opened. You should … Read More

How to Remove Stuck Time Machine Backups from Mac Trash Due to System Integrity Protection Error

If you’re trying to remove a Time Machine backup from a drive and find that it’s stuck in the Mac Trash with a specific error message stating the trash can’t be emptied because “Some items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection”, then read on to learn how to resolve this … Read More

How to Remove Stuck Time Machine Backups from Mac Trash Due to System Integrity Protection Error

If you’re trying to remove a Time Machine backup from a drive and find that it’s stuck in the Mac Trash with a specific error message stating the trash can’t be emptied because “Some items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection”, then read on to learn how to resolve this … Read More

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