Can't delete locked file

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  1. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    #1
    After getting my flash drive back from a friend, it had a Win32 virus on it. These are normally locked, and I usually just go into Get Info and unlock it. This particular file, however, doesn't let me unlock it. And since I can't unlock it, I can't delete it.

    Any ideas?

    Also, is there any easier way to delete locked files other than manually going into Get Info and unlocking them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Worksafe macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Drag it to the Desktop

    Drag it to the Desktop and unlock it.
     
  3. umiwangu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And if I want to delete it from the memory stick?
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  5. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried holding down the Option key when selecting Empty Trash?
     
  6. umiwangu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't put the file in trash because it's locked. I can't unlock the file because the check box won't clear (it stays on "locked").
     

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