I'm truly idiotic, I know, but how do I delete a photo??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by primaamanda, May 1, 2009.

  1. primaamanda macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2009
    I downloaded my photos from the internet, after having uploaded them to Picasa. That was clever, right?

    But I downloaded extra ones. When I see them in Finder, highlight and press the "delete" button, they do not disappear.

    Nor can I drag and drop the actual file into the trash can.

    Help a recovering PC user!
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    command + backspace = send to trash can
    command + shift + backspace = delete permanently
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If the files are open, they may be locked; just to make sure, highlight the file, right click and select 'Get Info'. In the top half of the window there is a subsection titled 'General' and a checkbox that says 'Locked' make sure that's not check. If it is uncheck the box, close the window and try to delete it. Remember just pressing delete doesn't work; you need to do Command+Delete as has Compile 'em all has posted; then you can use Command+Shift+Delete to empty to the trash bin. The 'Delete' key referred here is what is normally a Backspace on all other keyboards.

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