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how about the reverse?
Authored by: hayne on Nov 26, '03 05:14:56PM

I also would not recommend removing the Trash folder.
But this hint makes me think that perhaps it could be very valuable if performed in reverse. I.e. I wonder if you created a ".Trash" folder on a networked volume, would it then be used for holding files pending deletion, instead of the currently rather unfriendly "files will be deleted immediately" behaviour?

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If you delete the folder ~/.Trash...
Authored by: davidlloyd on Nov 26, '03 07:28:08PM

Actually, even if you create the .Trash folder again via the terminal, you still get the "...will be deleted immediately" message. What seems to set things right is relaunching the Finder (go to Force quit), which is quicker than logging out and in. It looks like the Finder is needing to do something to the new trash folder in Panther, but what? I don't think it's a permissions issue... Does anybody have a clue?

David L

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