"Previous System" folder -- how to get rid of it?

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  1. gamesetmatch macrumors regular

    gamesetmatch

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    #1
    Hi Guys,

    Just a quick question: my installation went smooth. However I noticed that I cannot delete the "Previous System" folder.

    I moved it to the Trash, and when try to empty it, it says that there are some files in use.

    Is there a way to permanently delete it? (When I click on Get Info, it says that the folder has zer bytes, but there must be some hidden files in it).

    Any ideas on how to delete it? Will it damage my system in doing so?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Mark
     
  2. w0lf macrumors 65816

    w0lf

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    #2
    Open terminal

    Code:
    rm -r <drag folder into window>
     
  3. gamesetmatch thread starter macrumors regular

    gamesetmatch

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    #4
    Thanks a lot... but it didn't work... I receive the following message:

    override rw-r--r-- root/wheel schg for /Previous System/private/var/vm/sleepimage?

    If I type "y", it says "operation not permitted".

    I may be doing something wrong, I guess.
     
  4. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    #5
    Probably need to turn off 'Rootless' first.
     
  5. oscarodas macrumors member

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    Hi I tried the command and it worked,
    rm -r I did left two spaces after the command and dragged the folder, then answered y all the time more than a 100 times, maybe it asks to confirm every single time that an item inside the folders is about to be erased?
     

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