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ItsmeShane 03-12-2009 06:27 PM

locked item in trash
 
i deleted some stuff off of an external drive and apparently it was locked but its stuck in my trash can how do I delete it permanently?

chscag 03-12-2009 06:37 PM

The files in the trash might be read only or you may have deleted them from an external drive that was formatted to NTFS.

If you're sure the files are to be deleted, download "Force Empty Trash" a small free program which will force delete them.

Link

Regards.

ItsmeShane 03-12-2009 07:02 PM

it didnt work, all it is is basically a bunch of empty folders now.

chscag 03-12-2009 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ItsmeShane (Post 818039)
it didnt work, all it is is basically a bunch of empty folders now.

OK. You'll need to log on to the system as ROOT and do the same thing. Follow Apple's directions. Link

Regards.

leopard-user1 03-13-2009 11:00 PM

Do a "get info" on the folders, and uncheck the "Locked" checkbox. Then empty the trash.

torchy 03-14-2009 02:47 AM

Press the following keys to delete trash that contains locked files or folders:
Command Option Shift Delete

Spoilt for choice :)
S.


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