How to Disable the Mac Empty Trash Warning (macOS and OS X)

Zach Zach (248)
1 minute

Every time I go to empty my Mac's trash, I have to click yet another dialog box to confirm. I find this a tad annoying, but thankfully this is an option we can control.

Tired of clicking the "Empty Trash" button a second time whenever you empty your Mac trash can? This guide will show you how to disable that annoying confirmation message.

Looking to disable other annoyances on your Mac? Check out our guide on disabling the Mac touchbar, disabling Mac messages, and disabling the popping volume sound on a Mac.

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Finder Preferences pane

Open Finder and navigate to Finder > Preferences.

Disable Mac trash empty warning

Uncheck the box for Show warning before emptying the Trash.

Then, close Finder. You're all done!

Want more control over your privacy? Check out this guide for tips on how to securely empty the trash on macOS.

John John (304)
1 minute

Your Mac has a "feature" that will put time machine backups on your local disk if your primary Time Machine drive isn't available.