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TOPIC: Mac OS Trash Error Message: "This item will be deleted immediately."

Mac OS Trash Error Message: "This item will be deleted immediately." 28 Nov 2017 00:50 #8864

I have an iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.6 (15G17023)). The startup disk is a 120 GB Solid State SATA Drive and I have an internal 1 TB SATA Disk for document storage.


When I delete an item from the Solid State SATA Drive, the item is moved to the Trash and I can choose to empty the trash at a later time.

When I try to delete an item from the internal SATA Disk, I get the alert message: "This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action."

Can TechTool Pro 9 be used to fix this issue? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Mac OS Trash Error Message: "This item will be deleted immediately." 28 Nov 2017 02:08 #8865

It has been years since I have seen this problem. By searching for "El Capitan" and the exact text of the error message, I found this thread:

discussions.apple.com/thread/7572682?start=0&tstart=0

Try the solution outlined by Link Davis. It involves pasting one line of text into the Terminal application, located in /Applications/Utilities. He states at that the invisible Trash folder in your user folder has been replaced by a file. So, the reason the file you are trying to delete must be deleted immediately rather than put in the invisible Trash folder is that the Trash folder itself is gone(!). When you launch Terminal, the current directory is the one for the current user, so there is no need to change the current directory before creating the new Trash folder, which has its name preceded by a period, to make it invisible. Link Davis' command says to move the file named .Trash to a temporary directory, then create a folder named .Trash at the top level of the current user's home folder. It makes sense that this should work.

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