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  1. nol2001 macrumors member

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    I can't delete files and keep getting 'the operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occured' (error code: 100022)

    I have looked around the internet but can't find a satisfactory answer.
     
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  3. nol2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    Where do you want to deleted those files from? Does it happen anywhere?
     
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    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?

    What Mac OS X version do you use?
     
  7. nol2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    It is OS 10.7.5

    When I try to create a new user account it won't let me unlock the padlock in system preferences.
     
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Did you create an administrator account?
     
  9. nol2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    I couldn't create a new account at all, including an new administrator account because it wouldn't let me unlock the padlock.
     
  10. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    Go to disk utility, select "Macintosh HD" and hit "repair permissions."
     
  11. nol2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried repair permissions and it didn't help.
     
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  13. nol2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    It's my computer. I will restate the problem:


    I can't delete files and keep getting 'the operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occured' (error code: 100022)
     
  14. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    That's just one symptom of the issue. The other, more disturbing one is that you can't change a System Preference while you're in what I presume is an administrator account.

    There's not an easy fix for this. If it were me I'd try to enable root user via Terminal, then use the root user credentials to try to create another admin account. If that succeeds, I'd log into the new account and see how things are working.
     

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