Changing the setting to delete files on OSX leopard.

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I have a macbook pro that I just migrated a bunch of settings and files from an existing macbook via time capsule. But now whenever I right click on a file to "move to trash" it always ask me if I want to permanently delete the files. Before on my regular macbook the files would just get moved to the trash, which I could then empty at a later date. How do I change it back so it moves the files to the trash? Any help much appreciated.
 

Ricey

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Go to the finder, then preferences, under advanced uncheck the "Show warning before emptying trash" box
 

InorganicMatter

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What is your question?

Deleting a file over the network permanently deletes it on any OS. You can't run a Trash Bin over the network like that, it would be far to terrible of performance.

If this is on your local machine, there is a setting in Finder's preferences to control the behavior of the Trash Bin.
 

KaosDG

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You might also want to look at the permissions on the files you are trying to delete and/or the permissions on your trash bin.

Its possible that it's bypassing the trash because it doesn't have the right permissions to it.

I'd suggest doing a repair permissions to see if anything comes up
 
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I'll try to repair the permissions of the files on my local drive because it is only happening with files on the primary disk, files I delete from external drives get moved to the trash bin as normal. Thanks everyone for the help.
 
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