unable to delete a file?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ewsjr, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. ewsjr macrumors newbie

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    I am on an intel iMac running Tiger 10.4 and I have a number of these files "LaunchU3.exe" (Adobe Acrobat opens when I double click on it and I get the message "cannot open because it is either damaged or not a supported file type") that I am sure are from using my 1.0gb cruzer Micro USB flash drive that that will not disappear when I try and empty the trash. I hit apple I to open and get the info, went down and opened ownership and permissions, unlocked the file but it still will not delete in the trash. can anyone explain this and what I need to do to get rid of these files. thanks much.
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    some files are read only, not just unlocked or locked. try setting the permissions to read/write.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That's a windows U3 partition, you can delete them from a mac or a windows machine using an uninstaller from SanDisk
     
  4. ewsjr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just figured out what I was doing wrong. Looking in the wrong place to unlock the file after hitting apple I and finally saw it the locked box and just unchecked the box and that was that. thanks for the help and sorry for the bother.
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    never a bother... i learned something new today from your little mistake.
     

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