Removing unwanted icons

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alexasnows, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. alexasnows macrumors newbie

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    I have two icons on my desktop which I cannot remove. They are a photograph and a movie from my digital camera, which were locked on the camera at some point. I have managed to unlock them on the camera but somehow they stay on my desktop, what do I do? I am fairly new to mac. Help!:(
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    What happens when you try to move them to the Trash or to a different location?
     
  3. alexasnows thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It tells me that it is locked and cannot be removed
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Is there a little "lock" at the lower left corner of the icon?

    Right click on the file and choose "Get Info" from the contextual menu. In the "General" section of the window that pops up, there should be a checkbox with "Locked" next to it. Is the box checked? If so, uncheck it and you should be free to do whatever you want with the file.
     
  5. alexasnows thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much, it worked with the movie but not the photograph, the photo does not have the little locked icon on the left, and when i try to get info it is gray..
     

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