Locked PDF file wont delete!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by afornander, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. afornander macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    i was burning some documents for somebody i know because there CD drive correctly. she gave me all of the files on a thumb drive, and one of them was a locked PDF file, i dragged all of the docs to my desktop, burned them to a CD, then deleted them all, but the locked PDF just gives me an error. how can i unlock it/ delete it?
  2. beatsme macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2005
    do a get info on it, and just unclick the box next to the word "Locked." Can't delete a locked file...

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  3. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    Can you right click on the document, select "Get Info"? There could be a little square that says locked. Maybe unchecking that square could help.
  4. afornander thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
  5. Krapmeister macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    That still won't work for me..

    I have the same problem with being unable to delete a locked PDF.

    When I do a "get info" the "Locked" checkbox is greyed out. All the R/W permissions are set to read only, and if I try to change them they just revert back to read only.

    I am logged in as an admin..

    Any suggestions??
  6. stevescat macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
  7. Krapmeister macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    stevescat, thanks for the suggestion, but I can't get the file to the trash because it is locked... and none of the solutions above have unlocked it for me.

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