Delete the undeleteable

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Intelligent, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

    Intelligent

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    Im trying to delete a dumb idiotic junk file in my parallels desktop thing, and i can't edit permission and even sudo rm it just says, permission denied?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What exact file at what exact location with what exact permissions?
     
  3. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Intelligent

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    volumes/windows 7/pagefile.sys
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    And you want it to delete that file from Mac OS X, while Windows 7 is running in Parallels Desktop or while it is not running? Or do you want to delete it from within Windows 7?
    And what permissions are set for that file and for that volume? Is it a disk image? Normally it should not be at that location, it should be inside the VM, as it is a page file for that VM.
     
  5. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its not a disk image and the permissions are read and write but unchangeable.
     
  6. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermind, launched while windows 7 was not open and it worked
     
  7. westrock2000 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, probably just a "lock" placed on the file while in use :)

    Otherwise sudo chmod should always work.
     

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