Hidden Files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Seedouble, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Seedouble macrumors newbie

    Seedouble

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    May 11, 2005
    #1
    Hi there,

    I am doing some spring cleaning, and I discovered a folder with locked, invisible .txt files. When I try to deleted the folder, and it's trying to trash them it will say "text1a.txt is locked" etc. Anyone know how I can get rid of them?

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #2
    Move the folder out of the Trash and do a Get Info (Command-I) on each file and uncheck the locked checkbox.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Location:
    Bergen, Norway
    #3
    If Terminal and the rm command is a bit scary, get TinkerTool and (temporarily) make hidden files visible, then you should be able to see the file, unlock it and trash both of them... :)

    Edit: Or just do what robbieduncan said... ;)
     
  4. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    Location:
    MD/VA/DC
    #4
    Why not just press CMD-OPTION-DELETE to force delete even the locked items?
     

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