Cannot delete folder HELP!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kenz0, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. kenz0 macrumors member

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    I am currently on Lion and in finder under "All My Files" there is a folder that i cannot delete or open. When I try to open or delete it it gives me a message stating "The alias “folder_name” can’t be opened because the original item can’t be found." then it gives me an option to fix or delete. I try to delete it but it is not letting me and an error occurs. Can anyone help me on getting rid of this folder.
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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  3. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Highlight the folder, and tell us where the location of the folder is, by pressing Command + i simultaneously.

    Sounds like a bad symlink.
     
  4. kenz0 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did restart my macbook and it did not work. When I did command + i it doesn't state the location it just says "--"
     
  5. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    try pushing "option" as you delete the trash
     
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  7. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried repairing your disk permissions?
     
  8. kenz0 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just repaired it and it does not let me delete it. I dont even know where on my computer it is located. It just appears in finder under "All my Files"
     
  9. Mal macrumors 603

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    If you don't know what it is, and didn't create, often it's best to leave it alone. You can post a screenshot here of the folder if you wish, and it will give us some more clues, but it very likely isn't something you should delete.

    jW
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  11. xgman macrumors 601

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    This happens to me a lot in Lion. I end up just deleting it is forklift or pathfinder etc, without any problem and then it moves it to the trash. Sometime sit asks for the system pass.
     

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