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    Question Getting rid of old disk images.
    I created some password protected disk images but no longer need them. I deleted all the files in it but the image is still 18GB.

    Does anyone know how I can delete the disk image and reallocate the 18GB to the rest of my computer?

    Blake

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    Quote Originally Posted by blake. View Post
    I created some password protected disk images but no longer need them. I deleted all the files in it but the image is still 18GB.

    Does anyone know how I can delete the disk image and reallocate the 18GB to the rest of my computer?

    Blake
    I think all you have to do is put them in the trash and then empty the trash. It may require you to enter your password, but not sure about that.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    I tried that but it would not allow me to empty the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blake. View Post
    I tried that but it would not allow me to empty the trash.
    There is a terminal command to force empty the trash. If you do a search you can probably find it because I've seen it in a thread recently.

    The fact that it won't let you empty it may mean some active process is using a file in the trash

    EDIT: Here are some links that may help

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...ked-files.html

    http://www.ehow.com/how_8174_force-mac-trash.html
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    What would this do to the 18GB partitioned to the disk image?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blake. View Post
    What would this do to the 18GB partitioned to the disk image?
    As I understand it this isn't a fixed partition, deleting the disk image should release the space.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    A disk image is a file. Delete the file and you recover the space.
    Make sure the image is unmounted before trying to delete it.

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