Deleting Transfered My Document files from Windows on my Mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Gene Hackman, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Gene Hackman macrumors newbie

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    I copied my Windows My Document folder to an external Hard Drive and copied the folder onto my iMac in the Documents folder. While trying to delete files many asked for a password yet some deleted with no problem. I have no password protected files. I've tried to rm command in terminal but it says I don't have permission. How do you get ride of this pesky files?
     
  2. Arne macrumors regular

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    use
    sudo rm <file>
    in the terminal, it makes it run with administrator-rights. be careful not to delete anything else accidentally though.
     
  3. nusynergy macrumors regular

    nusynergy

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    Dont you need to have the Root account active for this to work?
     
  4. Gene Hackman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Operation Not Permitted

    I tried the sudo rm <Filename> in the terminal but I got a Operation not permitted reply. Any other suggestion how to delete files files transfered copied over from my windows machine?

    GH
     
  5. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

    Drewsky87

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    Try going to 'Get Info' on your Documents folder and change the permissions from there (you'll need to enter your root password to change them)
     

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