Unable to delete folders from the trash because there locked?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ferball, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. ferball macrumors newbie

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    Hi new to os x! My iMac just came today!


    I was putting music on the imacs desktop from an external hard-drive. I then put into my music folder and there was a music folder left on my desktop. I put it into the trash and it wont let me empty it saying its a locked folder! There is about 40GB in there that I really want to delete any ideas?? :confused:



    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Have you tried pressing the Option key while emptying the Trash? That normally does the trick for deleting locked folders and files.
     
  3. ferball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    At the risk of seeming a complete tool..... Which key is that again??
     
  4. ferball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its alt!! I figured it out!! Thanks man!



    What is a locked folder and how is my music folder locked?? How do i unlock it??
     

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