How to delete some system files

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  1. mynameisshawn macrumors member

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    I was using CCC when I accidentally turned off my power strip which turned off my external.
    I removed all the remnants of what was copied except System > Library > CoreServices > boot.efi and BootX
    Both files are locked and when I went to Get Info the Locked box was grayed out.

    Its not much of a problem, but its been ticking me off since. Can anyone help me out?
     
  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Why you incessant little bumbling whootenanny you.....just who do you think you are ? turning off the juice whilst makin a clone.... how dare you !!!!!!

    But seriously, you have succeeded in FUBARRING your clone......best to just wipe it clean & start over........just deleting the files, even if you could, will NOT fix the file system damage that occurred when the power went off.......
     
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  4. mynameisshawn thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright thanks, well its not like its taking up a lot of space (400kb), I have couple of projects on it and I think I'll wipe the drive after I'm finished.

    Thanks guys
     
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  6. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Just to add, I think you need to "sudo rm -rf filename" for that since its a system file.
     
  7. marcinito macrumors newbie

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    Hi All!

    I have a similar problem - I have some locked system files in two of my old Time Machine backups on external hard drive. I was making a small cleaning and wanted to remove the old backups I don't need anymore. Everything went smooth except for bootX and boot.efi in system / library / core services.

    These two files are listed in my actual system / library / core services now as well. What seems a bit odd to me is that a read privilege is awarded to someone called "wheel" and I have no idea who that is. Other read privilege is for "everyone" and the read / write for "system".

    Either way, since those system files are backed up, I guess I can delete them, right?

    thanks for help
     

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