Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 17, 2007, 09:47 PM   #1
JKV
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
excel file is locked

I received an excel file and I can't delete it. The message indicates it can't be deleted because it is locked. How do I unlock it so i can trash it????
JKV is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2007, 12:06 AM   #2
MisterMe
macrumors G4
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by JKV View Post
I received an excel file and I can't delete it. The message indicates it can't be deleted because it is locked. How do I unlock it so i can trash it????
Two ways:

1. Single-click and then press [apple]+[ i ]. Change permissions within the resultant Get Info... dialog box.

2. Drag the file to the Trash. Press [ option ] when you empty the Trash.
__________________
Neither a borrower nor a lender be
For loan oft loses both itself and friend
William Shakespeare from Hamlet
MisterMe is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mac Excel - Merge/Filter/Extract into a single Excel File??? MktgWiz Mac Applications and Mac App Store 8 Feb 27, 2013 08:45 PM
can't access time machine backups file is locked and cannot be unlocked! deliajane MacBook Pro 0 May 21, 2010 01:17 PM
File Error the specified file is locked rderunner Digital Video 2 Oct 15, 2009 10:10 AM
125 kb excel file is not opened by any application (nor iPhone mail) fa.ce iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 0 Oct 7, 2008 11:55 PM
OSX thinks mozilla download is an excel file cheerios60 Mac Applications and Mac App Store 7 Sep 16, 2005 04:37 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC