unable to empty trash

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kenyabob, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. kenyabob macrumors regular

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    I am trying to delete appleworks, however, trash says the operation cant be completed becuase some items are locked. But those items are invisible. Im new, so I must be missing something.
     
  2. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Try dragging the files out of the trash that are locked and do "Get Info" on them by hitting Cmd+I. There should be an option to unlock the files so that they can be deleted.
     
  3. kenyabob thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. caveman_uk Guest

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    Try logging out and logging back in...failing that reboot and try.
     
  5. radhak macrumors regular

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  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    And if none of that works I suggest this:
    Delete It

    And some people also use Trash It
     
  7. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    You can go the "nuclear bomb" approach and delete it as root...it's always fun to exercise supreme power over your computer as root to have it do your will.
     

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