How to selectively remove files or directories from Trash in the Mac

Sometimes you’d like to remove just a few files or directories from Trash, like a couple of 500MB downloads you know you won’t use again, and they’re just hogging space. Yet you want to leave the other files there just in case. Currently, Mac’s Trash only provides an “Empty Trash” option for the entire contents. (Windows, on the other hand, allows users to click on a file or folder and tap the Delete key to remove it. Nice!) Here is how you can selectively delete files and directories from the Mac Trash bin. Continue reading