When trying to partition and format various USB hard drives, a number of users are getting errors in Disk Utility that states "Disk Erase failed with the error: POSIX reports: The operation couldn't be completed. Cannot allocate memory".
You can fix the inability to move files to the OS X trash by adjusting file permissions settings.
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While you can manually enter the commands to edit files in Terminal editors, in OS X you can set up a service to open files in a desired terminal editor from the Finder's contextual menu.
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Users with external hard drives or other storage devices may run into problems accessing files on these devices, especially when attempting to delete files that are reported by Mac OS X to be "locked".
Here is a fun approach for automatically changing Safari's downloads folder to an external drive that uses AppleScript. If you like scripting on a Mac then this may be for you.