Lightroom: Fails removing images from hard disk

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In Photoshop Lightroom (3.4 and 3.4.1 running on a Macbook Pro i3), if try to remove an image from catalog and disk, it's only removed from catalog, but remains on hard disk. The item is not moved to the trashbin. Any solution?
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Beat Gossweiler

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- How are you trying to remove the image?
- Are you getting the option to "Delete from Disk", "Remove" or "Cancel"?
- Are you getting an error message that the file could not be deleted from disk (or not moved into the recycle bin)?

Beat
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I try to delete with the "delete from disk option". No error is reported, the file is removed from the collection but remains in hdd at the original position.

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Beat Gossweiler

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Are you using the Delete key? I don't have a "Delete from Disk" option in my menus. Can you specify exactly how you delete (menu items, keys used)?

I suspect you're working from out of a collection and using the Delete key to delete, which only removes the photo from the collection. If working from out of a collection, Alt+Delete will remove the photo from the catalog, but not from hdd. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Delete (the so called splat delete) will remove it from the catalog and delete it on hdd, but without any confirmation dialog!

Beat
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It doesnt work. Picture removed from catalog (no collection selected) but still in hdd
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Beat Gossweiler

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Can you please explain the exact steps you are taking to delete and possibly post a screenshot of your entire workplace while you're deleting?

Beat
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Where are the photos stored? Internal or external drive? I'm thinking along the lines of file/folder permissions, something like that which could be preventing LR from deleting them.