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    Folder icon has a small lock....cannot move files or move to trash
    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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    Specs:
    17" MacBook Pro, 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, not unibody
    Right-click on one of the folders that have the little lock icon. Choose "Get Info". The "Locked" checkbox is probably checked. Uncheck it.

    (from scienceteecher.com)
    17" MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

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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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