The stubborn untrashable file

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by robgendreau, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    I've got a file, that was part of a TM backup I removed, that is sitting in the trash and won't go away.

    I tried to move it out of the trash, but it copied, since it doesn't seem to recognize My Authoritay, as Cartman would say. So I started experimenting with the copy, and it cannot be dealt with either; I keep getting lack of authorization message. I changed the permissions to 777; it shows me as owner, but still nothing.

    I tried sudo rm -f, but got back a message saying no dice. It doesn't show as locked. It's just part of a backup from a mobile device, an .mddata file from MobileSync. How do I get rid of it?

  2. robgendreau thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Fixed it. Had to rename an enclosing folder, and for some reason that worked.

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