All Locked Up!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ddk121, May 6, 2006.

  1. ddk121 macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2006
    Wales, UK
    I downloaded an application for Mac, but found it no use, so i moved it to the trash. But i cannot delete certain files from the application because they are 'locked'. How do I delete them?
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Hold 'Option' and Empty Trash.

    For future reference: To lock/unlock files Get Info on them and in the General section is a checkbox.
  3. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    Yeah, OS X doesn't handle deleting locked files as gracefully as it could. I think a much more graceful approach would be to pop up a dialog that says "Some of the files you are about to delete are locked, are you sure you want to proceed? Yes / No" But until I become emperor of the universe and institute that system, the way to do it is like GimmeSlack12 explained.

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