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Empty Trash Shortcuts Mac


These are a few really simple shortcuts that every Mac owner should know about.  If you don’t yet know about these then this will save you loads of time.

Whenever you want to trash a file just select it by clicking on it. Hold the cmd / ⌘ key and hit the delete key.

cmd delete keyboard shortcut

And the file gets put straight into your trash folder. If you want to empty the Trash simply hold the cmd / ⌘ key + Shift and press the delete key.

Empty Trash Shortcut

Something you may not know however is that you can restore files to their original locations from your Trash folder by selecting them and using the add to trash folder shortcut (cmd / ⌘ key + delete key) or by right clicking and chosing the Put Back option.

Put Back From Trash

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  • I am so happy to find you on the web. My MacBook is the most expensive mistake I’ve ever made. I miss my PC.

  • Thanks Chris. You’re a “hair saver”! I still have some hairs remaining on my head but I pulled out most of them trying to figure out why the hxll it was taking so long to empty my trash until I found your web page. Thanks!

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