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The Purpose of Trash.
Authored by: paulrob on May 01, '05 07:57:30AM

An office trashcan doesn't hold filing that people might want to throw away - it hold things that people are absolutely certain they want to throw away.

That is the purpose of the Mac's Trash - to hold things that the user is certain need to be thrown away. Items are only retained so that any error can be rectified i.e recovering an important file accidentally thrown away with obselete files. The only time a user should need to work with individual items in the trash is to retrieve an item accidentally put there.

The original poster would do better to realise that his/her thinking has been skewed by the silly Windows implementation of Trash, and stop trying to outwit what is only there for their benefit.

If it's remotely important - don't put it in the Trash. Trash is not an extra folder for the user, but the last line of defence against error.

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