I have an issue with trashing the items on my external hard drives.... I initially had these on a windows machine and for some reason some of the folders on the hard drives are locked. I can throw them away but then I cannot seem to empty the trash can. I've tried it with the option-delete which should - theoretically - remove locked items, but it doesn't work. I tried the secure empty trash but also no luck. I can't think of any other way to do this. I also cannot unlock the folders prior to deleting them as I keep getting the message that I do not have sufficient authority to do this action.. I am setup as administrator and am the only one using this machine. I have a MacPro with Leopard... I hpe someone has the answer to this annoying problem! Thanks!