A Beginner’s Guide to the Mac Trash

The Trash is a temporary storage location for files you wish to delete. You can put files into the Trash in a variety of ways, and take them back out again. To delete the files, you must empty the trash. You can also set items to automatically delete after 30 days. You should never put something in the Trash unless you are absolutely sure you want to delete it forever.

Comments: 2 Responses to “A Beginner’s Guide to the Mac Trash”

    7 years ago

    Why do you say to "Control click" on the trash to empty it. All you have to do is click and hold the mouse down ti get "Empty Trash." No need to press the Control Key.

    7 years ago

    Shirley: There are other ways to do it as well. But using Control+click is a general good practice to reveal the functions of objects throughout macOS.

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