Deleting Imported Files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by theancient1, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. theancient1 macrumors newbie

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    Jul 19, 2008
    #1
    I recently moved my word and excel documents to my Mac. It appears that if I was not the original author I only have read and write access and so can't move them to trash. How can I delete them?

    Thanks, Steve
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Okay, well be very careful with this, but try using Terminal. It's an app in your Utilities folder. Type in the following:


    Code:
    rm -rf 

    ...And then drag the files to the Terminal window. Anything you drag there will be permanently deleted, so make sure you click on the right icons.
     

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