Locked PDF file wont delete!

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

  1. afornander macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  5. Krapmeister macrumors newbie

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    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

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  7. Krapmeister macrumors newbie

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    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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