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[SOLVED] couldn't be moved to the trash

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  • mac os 10.14.5
  • alfred 4.0.3

 

All removal operations in the software will report errors

couldn't be moved to the trash.

 

 

 

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Welcome @liujl,

 

A few tips regarding the obfuscation in your screenshots:

  • None of those have any identifiable information.
  • There’s no point in obfuscating things that are the same for everyone, such as the names of “Microphone”, “Accessibility”, and “Full Disk Access”.
  • The amount of pixelisation you used is not enough to be useful. The Bartender and Dash icons are still recognisable, particularly in a community such as this one where people care about such tools.
  • The ID in the name of the Workflow directory is random; it contains no identifiable information.
  • Never use pixelisation if you care about obfuscation. There are tools that can deduce the original contents with surprising accuracy.


As to your problem, that seems like a permissions issue. Right click the Workflow’s name in the list and “Open in Finder”. Can you delete the directory? Does the action ask for a password?

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2 hours ago, vitor said:

Welcome @liujl,

 

A few tips regarding the obfuscation in your screenshots:

  • None of those have any identifiable information.
  • There’s no point in obfuscating things that are the same for everyone, such as the names of “Microphone”, “Accessibility”, and “Full Disk Access”.
  • The amount of pixelisation you used is not enough to be useful. The Bartender and Dash icons are still recognisable, particularly in a community such as this one where people care about such tools.
  • The ID in the name of the Workflow directory is random; it contains no identifiable information.
  • Never use pixelisation if you care about obfuscation. There are tools that can deduce the original contents with surprising accuracy.


As to your problem, that seems like a permissions issue. Right click the Workflow’s name in the list and “Open in Finder”. Can you delete the directory? Does the action ask for a password?

 

Thank you for your reply,I can delete it directly from the folder without entering a password.

 

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@liujl Alfred makes standard API call to move an item to the trash, and when this doesn't work, it's an indication that there's an underlying problem in macOS.

 

- Have you configured your Mac in any non-standard way (e.g. moved your home folder to an external drive)?

- Have you changed your user account (e.g. change username)?

- Have you ever done a non-Apple restore of your user account?

 

Any of the above could cause a deeper issue, resulting in the API call failing when Alfred asks macOS to move the file to trash.

 

Cheers,
Vero

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19 hours ago, Vero said:

@liujl Alfred makes standard API call to move an item to the trash, and when this doesn't work, it's an indication that there's an underlying problem in macOS.

 

- Have you configured your Mac in any non-standard way (e.g. moved your home folder to an external drive)?

- Have you changed your user account (e.g. change username)?

- Have you ever done a non-Apple restore of your user account?

 

Any of the above could cause a deeper issue, resulting in the API call failing when Alfred asks macOS to move the file to trash.

 

Cheers,
Vero

 

Thank you very much.

 

I found the problem. Because of the permission of the .Trash

 

Execute the command  

sudo rm -rf .Trash

 

 

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