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    arrgghhh! Where is the option key???

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    arrgghhh! Where is the option key???
    I have a locked folder in my trash and I want to delete it but it tells me I need to hold the option key whilst emptying my trash. Anyone know how to solve this?

    Cheers,

    Newbie

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    arrgghhh! Where is the option key???
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    Download and use this: (freeware)

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17841

    Just be sure that folder in the trash is something you really want to delete.

    Regards.

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    arrgghhh! Where is the option key???
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    The option key is between the Apple (Command) key and Ctrl (Control) to the left of the space bar. Says alt on the top with that wonky line thing underneath.

    Don't really see why you need to download an app to find it...

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    arrgghhh! Where is the option key???

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    Thank you Skaheadpunk done the trick without any software.

    Cheers,

    Newbie

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    arrgghhh! Where is the option key???
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaheadpunk View Post
    The option key is between the Apple (Command) key and Ctrl (Control) to the left of the space bar. Says alt on the top with that wonky line thing underneath.

    Don't really see why you need to download an app to find it...
    I thought the OP was not able to empty the trash because the folder was locked. I never imagined he couldn't "find" the OPTION key - actually I still can't imagine that....

    BTW, the app I suggested is a handy one to have for those stubborn files and folders which seem to want to remain in the trash. Give it a try.

    Regards.

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    arrgghhh! Where is the option key???
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    It should have 'option' written on it instead of that symbol, lol.

    Might give that app a go, I've had something stuck for ages!

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