Cant delete a file

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Solafaa, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

    Solafaa

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    I cant seem to delete windows media player, it say "The operation cannot be completed because the item "wmphelp.htm" is locked." What shoudl i do?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    From the directory in which WMP is located, type the name of the file you listed -- wmphelp.htm -- into the search bar. If it comes up (from inside the WMP package), right click it, and choose "get info," or left click it and select this from the menus. Then there should be a click box for locking / unlocking the file.

    I think you can get away with that approach because it's just an HTML file, and it isn't going to be needed by anything else....
     
  3. Solafaa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Solafaa

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    Thanks, worked great.
     
  4. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    You can also hold down the option key while selecting Empty Trash, I believe. That should override any sort of lock.
     

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