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Old Nov 19, 2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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Asks for Password To Delete file

I used an external Windows formatted USB hard drive to transport my files from my old laptop to my new Black MacBook.

There are files I do not need, so on my MacBook I highlighted the files and directories and dragged them to the trash, a dialog box asked me for my password, I supplied it, then nothing happened, ie, it did not delete the files.

I am not sure what this means, and I want to delete the files.
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 10:48 AM   #2
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I answered my own question

I figured out my answer...

The folder that the files were located in was locked, I highlighted the folder, hit Command-I to bring up the info, then I unchecked "Locked", closed out of that dialog box and dragged to the trash.

Hope this helps others.

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Old Apr 4, 2008, 12:25 AM   #3
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I figured out my answer...

The folder that the files were located in was locked, I highlighted the folder, hit Command-I to bring up the info, then I unchecked "Locked", closed out of that dialog box and dragged to the trash.

Hope this helps others.

Ron
I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to thank you for posting your solution. It certainly helped me.
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Old Jan 3, 2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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Wanted to add to this useful post.

I had files that required a password to delete. command-i revealed that the file/directotry was not locked (the Locked check box was not checked). At the bottom, however, showed that I only had read privilege. The solution was to invoke the Terminal (Finder>Applications>Utilities>Terminal), then :

$ cd <the directory that contains the file or directory or file that you want to delete>
$ chmod -R 777 <the file or directory or file that you want to delete>

The file/directory should now be able to be deleted without a password.

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 03:16 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks, just the help i needed.
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