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OS 10.4 - Deleting Locked Files *HELP*


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I am the administrator of my computer and I installed the program "safe eyes"(http://www.internetsafety.com/safe-eyes/) to protect my kids from the wonders of the internet, but now it is blocking every single webpage (I'm posting from another computer). I can't even go to Google. I used AppZapper to delete it, but it didn't get all the files. I found some hidden folders under Mac HD-System-Library-Start up items. But they are locked and there is no way to delete them. Does anyone know how I can get rid of these files?? And Get info-unlock folder does not work.
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Can you drag the folders/files to the trash, and THEN they can't be deleted?? Or are the folders/files "locked" in place?
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No I cannot drag them to the trash.
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Have you tried Right-Click, select "Move to Trash"... then Authenticate???

I can give you a Terminal command to remove the file... What is the EXACT (EXACT, EXACT, EXACT) file path????

For example: /System/Library/StartupItems/NAMEOFTHEFOLDERTOREMOVED/
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Mac HD/System/Library/StartupItems/SafeEyes
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I did manage to get on to the internet now by disabling the folder actions.
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Ok... If you want to get rid of the file... COPY/PASTE the following command into the Terminal:

sudo rm -rf /System/Library/StartupItems/SafeEyes/
Press Enter.
You'll be prompted for your password.
Type your password (you won't be able to see it as you type it)
Press Enter.

The file should now be gone!
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This non terminal method might just work also using this app called "Xray".

http://www.brockerhoff.net/xray/

With it you can lock/unlock and invisible/visible almost any file. It might work for you.

(not to be confused with the Leopard debugging app with the same name)
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I am the administrator of my computer and I installed the program "safe eyes"(http://www.internetsafety.com/safe-eyes/) to protect my kids from the wonders of the internet, but now it is blocking every single webpage (I'm posting from another computer). I can't even go to Google. I used AppZapper to delete it, but it didn't get all the files. I found some hidden folders under Mac HD-System-Library-Start up items. But they are locked and there is no way to delete them. Does anyone know how I can get rid of these files?? And Get info-unlock folder does not work.
Deleting locked files
Locked files can easily be deleted if you press Shift-Option or Option key combination while emptying the Trash (in Mac OS X 10.1 and later). For Mac OS X versions 10.0 to 10.0.4, use Show Info to deselect the item's Locked checkbox.

If you still cannot delete the item, start up your computer from the Mac OS X CD-ROM and choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu of the first screen. Use Disk Utility to verify and, if necessary, repair your disk.
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