Guide to stop Mac asking before deleting

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As per our human tendency, we do not like interruption or obstacle in whatever we do. We want everything instantly without any barrier. We are always in the lookout of shortcuts to achieve and do whatever we like. While using Mac, it gives us one of its many options to delete instantly without confirmation, which might be quite irritable to many of us. We will learn to Stop Finder from asking for approval before removing items, and find out how to bypass the Trash, which will allow you to delete immediately on Mac. Point to be rememberedis that when we delete things on the Mac, it does not get deleted; it just gets moved to your Trash. By going to Trash you can also delete the remaining things.

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Guide to instantly empty trash

To avoid the extra effort of agreeing to empty the Trash, you could do the following:

  1. Hold down the Option/Alt key on your keyboard when you right click on the Trash.
  2. Select Empty Trash.

This way you will be able to empty the Trash without warning.

Guide to stop Finder warning before deleting Trash

There is an option if you do not prefer to hold down the Option/Alt button every time you can change the settings in System Preferences.

  1. Launch a Finder window.
  2. Choose Finder>Preferences from the menu above.
  3. Click on Advanced.
  4. Before emptying the Trash option Deselect the show warning.

Guide to delete only one thing from Trash

There are certain items which we consider quite important except one or few things, leaving the important things we want to delete those which are of no importance to us. So here we have the option to delete one by one, leaving the rest of the content fix.

  1. Launch the Trash.
  2. Search the file which you want to delete.
  3. Right-click or control-click on it.
  4. Select Delete Immediately.

Guide to delete immediately

Here you have an option to avoid yourself from going through the steps of deleting something twice in the first place itself. Simply follow the below guidance:

  1. Choose the item you want to delete.
  2. Hit Option/Alt + Command +Delete.
  3. A warning will appear asking you “are you sure you want to delete?”assuming you are, simply click Delete.

Important: The Option button is named the Alt key on some Macs.

John Martin is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as