How to move items in the OS X Trash back to their original location

by Ross McKillop on August 28, 2010

Mac

Here’s a quick OS X tip – but only works if you’re using OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). You’ve always been able to drag items from the Trash to your Desktop (or any other folder) if you decide not to delete them. Now you can move some (or all) files from your Trash back to their original location on your Mac.

To do so, select the items you want to move back to their original locations from the Trash, then right-click (or ctrl-click if you have a single-button mouse) and select Put Back.

moving items from the trash back to their initial locations

Now all the files you selected will be relocated back to their previous locations. No need to manually move files around one by one anymore :)

  • Prithvi

    Hey, I tried doing that in my White unibody macbook(late 2009, 10.6) and there is no such option at all.