Can not trash a file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JT1, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. JT1 Guest

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    #1
    I'm attempting to empty from trash a program, Turbo Tax. When I put it in the trash it will not delete. Message comes up, "The operation cannot be completed because the item is locked."
    I've gone to Get info and verified it is unlocked. It is not indexed, does that matter?
    Using OS X 10.3.9 panther.
    Any suggestions. Thanks in advance
    JT1
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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  3. outaru macrumors member

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    #3
    try hitting command while emptying your trash..
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    #4
    Try unlocking it first?

    Right click --> Get Info --> Uncheck the box next to lock.
     
  5. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Instead of holding the command key, try the Alt/Option key when emptying the trash. That's the one you want to use, methinks.
     
  6. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    If that doesn't work, try a reboot to see if it will get released.
     
  7. photoguyinil macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thanks. I figured it out and now feel kind of dumb. I had to go into each folder and highlight all of the items, like graphics and photos, then go to "Get Info" and unlock them.
    Thanks to all for taking the time to try and help me out.
     

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