Deleting Imported Files

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

  1. theancient1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2008
    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

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

    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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