Locked QT File Freezes Finder, Apps Before I Can Unlock/Trash

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by plopez1510, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. plopez1510 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    #1
    Help please.

    A friend emailed me a locked QT file (or partial since it's showing only 8kb in size). If I select it in column view or open "Get Info" to unlock it, it freezes my Finder; trying to open it in any program freezes them too.

    How can I delete this locked file which I cannot unlock? It seems to occur when the computer is trying to show a preview. Unfortunately, it freezes before I can do anything.

    Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. AeroQ macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2007
    #2
    Hi,

    In column view of Finder, select any other folder and close Preview (disclosure triangle)
    Then go to the file and unlock it, delete it.

    Regards, BJ
     
  3. dougbrowne macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    #3
    open terminal and and type.

    cd Desktop (if its not in your desktop just replace Desktop with the path to the folder that its in)

    then hit enter.

    rm -f NAMEOFQUICKTIMEFILE

    Hit enter

    if that does not work use

    sudo rm -f NAMEOFQUICKTIMEFILE
    press enter and type your admin password and press enter again.
     

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