Trash Issues (Locked)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Plymouthbreezer, May 4, 2005.

  1. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    Okay, now I know how to delete a locked file... But, here's the story.

    After backin up all apps on my iPod, I just copied all the files over to my HD in Tiger. So, having the files on the computer, I don't need 'em on my iPod. I moved most of the apps/files to the trash. Well, I moved them all at once, so the trash now has 71 items, which contain thousands and thousands of files, some of which are locked. Now I have a trash that can't be dumped unless I unlock the files. However, I would have to copy all the files back on to my computer, files that are already there. Plus, this would take a few hours to copy back.

    So, I know there must be some way around this. Any serious tech guys know the solution?
     
  2. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    Try secure empty trash? Works for me when stuff is misbehaving in there.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The good old Command+Option+Shift+Delete keystroke I used in Mac OS 9 to deal with this issue works great for me in Mac OS X...
     
  4. Plymouthbreezer thread starter macrumors 601

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    Nope, didn't work.

    It stinks... Because I have like 20GB's of stuff sitting in my trash, and no way to get rid of it.
     
  5. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    the hold option and empty trash doesn't work? cause that bypasses the locks.. always has.. ... (like said above)
     
  6. Plymouthbreezer thread starter macrumors 601

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    Humm, sounds promising... Howvever, I can't seem to get it to work. :confused:

    Edit: Nevermind... It seems to be working. But, we'll see.

    Is there anyway to delete each file in the trash by its self?
     
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  8. Plymouthbreezer thread starter macrumors 601

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