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Open files in the trash can (revisited) System
You can open a file placed in the trash can by going to the Open dialog (usually Command-O) of the application you want to open the file with, and then using the shortcut for "Go to folder..." (Command-Shift-G). In the form that just popped up, type ~/.Trash, and you will see and be able to select the files in the trash supported by the application.

A previous hint, which suggested to open those files from the Finder by control-clicking and using the "Open with..." contextual menu item, was broken with 10.3.

[robg adds: You can also drag and drop an item from the trash onto a docked application that's capable of opening it, and it will open up. This was suggested in the comments to the above-referenced hint as well.]
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Click on the Trashcan, instead?
Authored by: mhv on Jan 18, '05 11:39:58AM

But... if you want to open a file that's in the Trashcan, why don't you just click once on the trashcan icon in the dock, and you will have a Finder window from which you can just drag the files out to open them?

Am I missing something here?



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Click on the Trashcan, instead?
Authored by: Azark on Jan 18, '05 03:06:13PM

If you're missing something, I'm surely missing it too...

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G4 400 AGP 768MB 10.3.7 /
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Click on the Trashcan, instead?
Authored by: treck on Jan 18, '05 08:45:18PM

It doesn't work. Try it.

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Click on the Trashcan, instead?
Authored by: Azark on Jan 19, '05 11:01:50AM

What doesn't work???

Read what he wrote.

Open trash.
Drag file to desktop.
open.


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iMac G5 1GB SD 10.3.7 /
G4 400 AGP 768MB 10.3.7 /
G4 400 AGP 768MB OSX Server 10.3.7



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Click on the Trashcan, instead?
Authored by: robg on Jan 31, '05 05:59:45PM

Saving a step -- not necessary to drag it out of the trash, open it, discover it's what you thought it was, then drag it back to the trash. Just open and check it in place.

-rob.



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Open files in the trash can (revisited)
Authored by: iamdw on Jan 18, '05 03:59:14PM
To ease finder navigation, I've created a shortcut in my home dir called "Trash" (no "." in font of "Trash") it, so that it appears in a normal finder window. To do this on the command line type:
ln -s ~/.Trash ~/Trash
quick and easy. >=]

-dw

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Open files in the trash can (revisited)
Authored by: lrosenstein on Jan 18, '05 09:39:44PM

This only works on the boot volume. For other volumes the path is

/Volumes/<VName>/.Trashes/<uid>/

where <VName> is usually the volume name (except when there are 2 volumes with the same name), and <uid> is the user's uid (usually 501 for the first user created).



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