Where is the Trash-Folder

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Where is the Trash-Folder Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:30 am • by Momolino
In order to automatically delete files from my download folder I am searching for the Trash folder. In previous versions there was a kind of "move to trash" ready order (as far as I remember. But now these orders in my rules do not work anymore.
Anybody with an idea? Thank you!
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Re: Where is the Trash-Folder Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:42 am • by Mr_Noodle
If you use the "Move" action, "Trash" is one of the destinations.
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Re: Where is the Trash-Folder Wed May 12, 2021 9:42 am • by tuskenr
Mr_Noodle wrote:If you use the "Move" action, "Trash" is one of the destinations.


Not working :( "Trash" is greyed
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Re: Where is the Trash-Folder Wed May 12, 2021 10:19 am • by Mr_Noodle
That implies a problem with your trash. Are you comfortable using the commandline?
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Re: Where is the Trash-Folder Thu May 13, 2021 12:41 pm • by tuskenr
Mr_Noodle wrote:That implies a problem with your trash. Are you comfortable using the commandline?

Yes - please help :)
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Re: Where is the Trash-Folder Fri May 14, 2021 10:21 am • by Mr_Noodle
Post the output of this:
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   ls -ld ~/.Trash
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Re: Where is the Trash-Folder Sun May 16, 2021 10:19 am • by tuskenr
xxx@iMac5K ~ % ls -ld ~/.Trash
---------- 1 xxx staff 0 29 lis 19:53 /Users/xxx/.Trash
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Re: Where is the Trash-Folder Mon May 17, 2021 10:56 am • by Mr_Noodle
Thanks. Looks like a file named .Trash was put there instead of a folder. Try the following sequence:

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    rm ~/.Trash

    mkdir ~/.Trash

    chmod 700 ~/Trash


Reboot just in case and report back if you still have problems.
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Re: Where is the Trash-Folder Mon May 17, 2021 1:15 pm • by tuskenr
Thank you, it's working now :)

Additionally I had to give the Terminal.app Full Disk permissions in the security settings.
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