deleting files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ianblomeley, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. ianblomeley macrumors newbie

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    I transferred files on to my new mac. Some I want to delete. Dragging to trash or "move to trash" in Finder results in a request for the password. I enter the password. The trash noise comes but nothing happens. The file remains untouched. Any ideas?
     
  2. ianblomeley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    tried that. same thing
     
  3. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    Did the files come from another computer, and were you the Admin user for that? My *guess* is that permissions for those files that will not delete are/were different. Try Repair Permissions from Disk Utility, or use Onyx.
     
  4. ant-macyourself macrumors member

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    Occasionally renaming the files or moving them to another folder, then to the Trash might work.
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    #6
    use terminal

    sudo rm /path/to/flile

    if it's a folder use

    sudo rm -r /path/to/directory
     
  6. ianblomeley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was another machine and I think your "permission" "guess" was right on the money. Thanks.
     

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