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Remove the functional .Trashes trash can from memory sticks
Authored by: ncollingridge on Jan 30, '04 04:32:38AM

Duh? I can't see anywhere in this thread where anyone says anything about force-emptying the Trash - it's all about how to bypass the trash for a selected volume, such as a memory stick. Personally I absolutely second the view that Apple should provide a simple UI (such as a contextual memory choice) for selectively emptying the Trash for specific chosen drives only.



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Remove the functional .Trashes trash can from memory sticks
Authored by: chyna4xena on Jul 02, '07 05:02:27PM
I know it's not exactly what you're after, but with Automator it's easy to create a contextual menu item that deletes only the selected items from the trash, leaving the others intact. It won't automatically keep a volume trashless but it does allow you to manually empty the trash for a specific volume only, by selecting only those files.

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Remove the functional .Trashes trash can from memory sticks
Authored by: makip on Jul 06, '07 03:57:14AM

I'd be interested to know the details of creating this Automator flow for emptying Trash on selected volumes.. thanks.



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Remove the functional .Trashes trash can from memory sticks
Authored by: chyna4xena on Jul 08, '07 10:54:13PM

"by selecting only those files"

i.e. it is all done manually, with that linked workflow

I tried re-working it to automatically delete everything from a specific volume, without success. Doing it all in a shell script action, I ran up against permissions issues. I thought I could overcome this using an AppleScript action, the AS "do shell script" command can allow admin rights, and even pops up the password dialog for you. However, even when granting admin rights, permissions errors still occur.



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