the destruction of a document, or file. Often, on the most common operating system, the file is compressed, and moved to a folder - dubbed "Trash" on OSX. The file must then be permanently deleted, before all remnants of the file are truly destroyed.

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Disk space not freed after deleting files, unable to save things, unable to delete things, unable to update things

Recently my Macbook Air has been saying "The disk you are attempting to use is full. Removing files and emptying the Trash will free up additional space." I have deleted everything in the trash, ...
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How to delete all emails from inbox in iPad 8.1.3?

How do you delete all inbox mail messages in iPad iOS 8.1.3? It doesn't support prior move tricks many have posted as a method since it is unresponsive to the Trash target mailbox if you use the 'move ...
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iPad Mini 3 - Removing standard built-in apps

How can I remove the built-in music app from my iPad, or at least remove the icon. My daughter uses the iPad and I don't want her to have access to some of the music and radio stations.
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Delete all music from iPhone [duplicate]

How do I delete all music from an iPhone 5? It got loaded from my computer without me checking the box. I tried to follow the directions from one search result with no success.
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how to check if it is safe to delete iNode file (or how to inspect its contents)?

How do I check if it is safe to delete the following file? $ cd /lost+found/ $ file iNode44670523 iNode46670523: xar archive -version 1 Note: the date of the file indicates it is about 1 year old. ...
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Is it safe to remove chess.app

I was cleaning my MBP out the other day and found chess.app in my /applications folder. I tried deleting it and Yosemite gave me this error: Is this safe to delete? I was able to delete the DVD ...
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What is the difference between a reset and delete

I have a problem with my iPod nano which plays a track initially and later skips to the next track. I tried the same track in itunes v12 and it plays with ease. I had asked for this here for which I ...
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“Directory not empty” sudo rm -r -i “file name” not working

I tried moving some backup files to my trash so that I could free up some space on the backup drive. Using Finder, I was able to empty the trash can with the exception of one directory that remains ...
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How do I check where the file in .Trash was removed from?

I've some files appearing in Trash folder. How do I check from where they were removed? I've Tried 'Get Info', but it doesn't tell me from where it was removed. The only option I've is 'Put Back', ...
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Why does iTunes 12.1 keep deleting podcasts I've downloaded but not listened to?

I have had this happen many times in the past few months. I spend quite a bit of time downloading all the episodes of a podcast so I can listen to them in my own time. Then when I refresh my podcast ...
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How to Permanently Delete Photos from iPhone

I have so many photos on the iPhone. And my iPhone's internal space is not enough now.
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Is it safe to erase ~Library/Developer?

In the user Library, there is a Developer folder with about 3.2 GB of space (2.8GB from DocSets and the rest mainly from Xcode/iOS DeviceSupport). I had Xcode installed, I presume these are from that? ...
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Can't Delete Video Files from my Macbook Pro hard drive

My Macbook Pro hard drive is full. I have attempted to delete video files from All My Files but they won't delete. I also found that several files with just audio from many of my videos are also ...
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Can Mac system updates recover accidentally deleted kernel files?

We commonly know that system updates will fix the kernel defects that have been discovered or not previously disclosed, to make the OS more secure. However, what if I accidentally deleted some kernel ...
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Cannot drag an app from Launchpad to trash

I recently had an app called ZipCloud appear in my Launchpad applications - overtime I drag it to trash, it simply goes back. How do I delete it? The page ...
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iphoto: deleting photos from iPhone doesn't work

Even if iPhoto tells me all the files are deleted, I can still find them on my iPhone under All Photos. There has to be a way to delete all pictures without separately selecting them on the small ...
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Can app creators continue to access my data after I delete their app?

I know that once I have subscribed to a given app, that I have granted permissions to the author to access various bits of information. but,my question is - what happens when I delete the app from ...
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Uninstall Google Chrome won't work

I'm in a root Finder and trying to delete Google Chrome.app in another user's folder. I get the error message The item “Google Chrome” can’t be moved to the Trash because some of its plugins are ...
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Deleting photos from my IPad Air

I imported some random photos from my desktop computer to test the photo import option on my new IPad Air. These photos are visible when I click on My Photos on the main menu screen, along with photos ...
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Delete a currently-open file directly in the application?

OS X's ability to rename or move a currently-open file right inside the application is really handy: To take it one step further, is there a trick to actually delete the current file inside the ...
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Saving /private/tmp

Something on my Mac keeps deleting the /private/tmp directory. I first noticed this was happening as I was investigating high CPU usage. The Console was full of errors like the following: 1/10/15 ...
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I have deleted all photos from my iPhone 4s but phone usage and iTunes still show 16gb of photos

I had 25GB of photos on my 4s. I have deleted all of them, some via the photos app, and some via windows explorer. Unfortunately, phone usage and iTunes is still showing 16GB of photos. I backed up ...
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Cannot trash old shared PC

There is an old shared connection that I had setup to a PC to transfer files from the PC to the Mac and I cannot get rid of it. Here is a shot of the message when I drag to the trash; control click ...
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Itunes Keeps deleting my podcasts

I like to download podcasts to my ipod to listen to them at work or at the gym. However, after I have listened to them, once I sync my ipod with my computer, it deletes the podcasts that I have played ...
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Why can't I delete messages from my IMAP account on my iPhone 4?

I have an iPhone 4 and have set up mail with an IMAP account. When I delete a message a popup says Unable to move message - The message could not be moved to the trash folder. How can I fix this?
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I would like to delete some photos from my phone camera roll, that i have imported to my Mac, will they stay on my Mac?

I recently imported all my photos from my iPhone to my Mac. Now they are on both devices. I would like to delete some of them from my phone camera roll, but i want them to stay on my Mac. Will the ...
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How to determine which apps iTunes will copy from iOS, to stop a deleted app being resurrected?

I don't sync my iPad often, but when I do I almost always get the following question from iTunes: ' iTunes has found purchased items on the iPad [or iPhone] "[device name]" that are not present in ...
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Want iTunes to stop synching podcasts FROM my iPhone

Basically, I don't know how to delete podcasts that I downloaded from my iPhone. I can delete them in iTunes obviously, but then when I sync, iTunes just takes them from my iPhone. Is there anyway ...
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How to delete all from the Voice Memos app on iOS?

I need to delete all the tracks from Voice Memos in order to free up memory on my device. Deleting tracks one at a time is not an option since I have hundreds of them. I am using an iPod touch 4G.
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Can't delete old TimeMachine backup

In terminal, trying to do the following: $ sudo tmutil delete /Volumes/BACKUP/Backups.backupdb/lappy/2014-11-02-005458/ Deleting: /Volumes/BACKUP/Backups.backupdb/lappy/2014-11-02-005458 I get ...
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can't delete in iTunes 12 mavericks

I cannot move or delete songs from my iTunes 12 library. Someone suggested using the "Summary" tab, but there isn't one. Anyone else having this problem?
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Easiest way to delete NON-Album photos from iphone camera roll

What is the easiest way to delete photos from Camera Roll that I haven't put in an album?
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How do I delete these movies from my iPhone 4?

I tried swiping it, but my movies for some reason show up vertical. So swiping, doesn't work. I can't seem to find a way to get it off my phone and it's taking up more then half of my storage! I need ...
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Safe to delete extremely large xpostgres.log file?

I found a 9GB log file in /Library/Logs/ProfileManager/xpostgres.log . That seems unusually large to me. I'm assuming that is from OSX Server's ProfileManager feature which I don't use. Is it safe ...
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Disk space not freed up after delete

I had approx 50Gb of Windows VMs on my MacBook Pro internal SSD (128Gb) (OS X 10.7.3). I copied them to an external drive, then deleted them from the internal drive, then emptied the trash. When I ...
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Deleting emails [duplicate]

I've got a lot of emails in my Gmail inbox, and am trying to delete them in the Mail program of my macbook. So I delete one or a selection of them, and they disappear. however, when I go into Trash ...
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Why does an uninstalled Canon LBP 5050 printer keep reappearing?

I used to have a Canon LBP 5050. It is no longer connected to the network or the Mac. I removed the printer from: "System Preferences → Printers" and even removed the ppd from /Library/Printers, using ...
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Delete junk files in Os X 10.8.4

On my computer i have got 30GB of junk files. I looked for it everywhere. In both Librarires and other folders. So, is there some method to identify those files and delete them? Some kind of script or ...
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OSX Time Machine: deletion of backup folders

I saw this question and was hoping that someone could expand upon the chosen answer (which I understood): Can you sudo mv Time Machine backup files as sudo from the trash to their original ...
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Delete Mails in Mac Mail without Trash

How can I delete an email in Mac Mail instantly without moving it to the trash. I don't want to look at the spam crap twice :-) UPDATE: I want to do this because I have some very old mails in my ...
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Deleting All Photos from iCloud

I want to free up iCloud storage by deleting photos that are backed up elsewhere. How can I delete photos from iCloud without deleting them from my iPhone?
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Time Machine deleting non-Time Machine files from disk?

I recently enabled time machine by adding an external drive as a location for Time Machine to back up to. However, before enabling Time Machine I took a few old files (totally about 500GB) which I ...
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How to securely delete individual files (documents) on the iPhone?

My understanding is that when files are deleted on a computer (and here, I am considering the iPhone a "computer"), those files are typically recoverable using forensic tools. I know there are easy ...
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Deleting iCloud contents locally

I haven't really ever intentionally used iCloud; however, upon browsing ~/Library/Mobile Documents, I noticed that I must have unintentionally saved several files to iCloud. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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iMessage sync with computer after deleting [duplicate]

If you send a text on your iphone and then immediately delete it while the synced Mac computer and ipad is off/not connected to Wifi, will the messages still appear in chat on the Mac when you connect ...
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One message that cannot be deleted on iPhone 4

I have a single message in Mail on my iPhone 4 that just cannot be deleted. I get a popup saying Unable to move message - The message could not be moved to the trash folder. I'm using the latest ...
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How to delete synced photos from iPhone without connecting to mac?

I have synced a folder which contains some pictures to my iPhone. The synced photos are successfully copied to my iPhone. But I can not see any "delete" option in my iPhone to remove the synced ...
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Permanently deleting iMessages in a Mac

I painstakingly delete all my iMessages from my Mac (Mountain Lion) but every time someone sends me a new iMessage all earlier messages of that person AND others get downloaded. Is not there a setting ...
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Downloaded song can't be deleted off iPhone

Even when I delete the songs they just stay there and it can't be removed — it stays there and there a cloud beside it, that just re-downloads it. How can I delete the song?
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Delete all iPad mail emails

Can you delete all the emails on iPad in one shot using the mail app. I can only seem to delete them 1 by 1 by pressing the trash can. Or I can go edit and select each one and then delete. Is there a ...