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OS 10.5 - Folder icon has a small lock....cannot move files or move to trash


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Hi...

I had my iMac wiped clean by Apple store due to messed up Windows XP installation via bootcamp but no longer use windows anymore.

Whenever I see a folder (on desktop) I see small lock icon on lower left corner of that folder...it has lock icon on 4 folders out of 30 which I can move files or move to trash but the lock won't let me

I don't want ANY restriction since anyone here can use the computer at home

TIA! Mucho Gracias
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Right-click on one of the folders that have the little lock icon. Choose "Get Info". The "Locked" checkbox is probably checked. Uncheck it.


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I did just that but it still reminds :-(
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Finally unlocked these folders...I didn't see another "locked" word in "Get Info"

But I still cannot delete thumbs.db (11 of them, I was able to delete over 400)
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