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

    Jun 8, 2007
    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

    Jun 6, 2007

    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

    Jun 5, 2007
    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.


    Hit enter

    if that does not work use

    press enter and type your admin password and press enter again.

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