Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Apple trash

Trash may refer to any of the following:

1. Similar to the Windows Recycle Bin, the Trash is where deleted files are temporarily stored on Apple computers.

How to empty the Trash on a Mac

  1. Locate the Trash icon on the Dock.

Trash icon on Mac Dock.

  1. Right-click the Trash icon.
  2. Select Empty Trash from the drop-down menu.

Empty Trash

2. On some Linux operating systems, such as Ubuntu, there is a Trash folder where deleted files are stored until you choose to permanently delete them. In the default Ubuntu GUI (graphical user interface), you can drag-and-drop files onto the Trash icon to place them in the Trash folder.

In the file system, trash is usually located in the user's home directory, in a folder with a name that starts with a dot. For example, in Ubuntu, the directory is named .Trash.

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