/users/username deleted - How do u delete?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by edesignuk, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #1
    Hi,

    I created a tempory login called 'temp' [path /user/temp], I then removed it, however I did not know that the dir would not actually be removed, it has now been put into my ownership as "/user/temp deleted". Does anyone know how I can delete the folder?
     
  2. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #2
    Please guys, does anyone know how to get rid of this directory?

    Many thanks,
     
  3. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

    Catfish_Man

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    #3
    Nope...

    ...it's been pissing me off since 10.0 and I don't know of any way of getting rid of it, short of reinstalling.
     
  4. kishba macrumors 6502a

    kishba

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    #4
    i think this would work:

    make sure the root user is enabled in the NetInfo Manager (the app in the utilities folder) -- do this by going to Domain>Security>Authenticate & then authenticate as an administrator.... then Donmain>Security>Enable root user (you'll have to enter a password for root)

    then in the terminal: type "su" and then the root password you assigned

    then "cd /users"

    and finally "rm -rf username" replace username with the username (of course :))

    i hope that works!
     
  5. kishba macrumors 6502a

    kishba

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    #5
    if that didn't make sense you can e-mail me... me@kishba.com

    good luck!
     
  6. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #6
    Thanks kishba sooooo much! It's worked! I'll keep a note of that.

    Cheers again. :D
     
  7. evildead macrumors 65816

    evildead

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    #7
    if you dont like the terminal

    You can also log in as root at the login screen. Like kishba said you must have root enabled. The in the login preffs.. make it so that there is an "Other" option. Then you can log in as root and use the GUI if you want to.. but becareful loging in as root and using the shell to su to root.. you can do some real damage if your not carfull
     
  8. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

    mmmdreg

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    #8
    You can also boot up into OS9 and delete it there where it doesn't recognise root ownership. Just make sure you don't delete much else. If you delete all the users there, you'll find that when you get back into OSX, preference tabs in the system preferences don't exist and you'll have to reinstall.

    -Dreg-
     

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