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Locked files and Mac OS X
Authored by: jemacd on May 04, '08 10:48:35AM

How I do it is as (after going through all the terminal scripts and other 'solutions')

If you cannot un-check the 'locked' check box when 'get info' is invoked (or if you can but you STILL have un-deletable files), then open trash and follow the path inside the folder(s) to the end file/folder that has a tiny padlock on the bottom left.

Then, 'get info' for that specific one and un-check the locked box.

Do this for each individual file/folder (yep, its a pain) and you will magically be able to empty the trash.

I think the terminal script way (published in several places, including the max site) didn't work because the route path wasn't specific to the individual lock.

Anyway - hope this helps peeps.


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