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Locked files and Mac OS X
Authored by: magnusalpha on Aug 13, '11 11:54:52AM

There's a whole bunch of complicated stuff being suggested, but all you really need to do is hold 'command-shift' when emptying your trash.

I had a folder in my trash that wouldn't delete when I emptied. Mac OS would ask whether I wanted to delete the locked the file or not. Clicking on "yes please" didn't actually delete it. Going into Inspector showed that it wasn't locked, and making sure all the permissions were 'read & write' didn't help any.

I still don't know why it insisting on saying it was locked, but the Shift-Command while emptying got rid of it for good.

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