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    Deleting Locked Files *HELP*

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    Deleting Locked Files *HELP*
    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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    Deleting Locked Files *HELP*
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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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    Deleting Locked Files *HELP*

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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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    Deleting Locked Files *HELP*

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    Mac HD/System/Library/StartupItems/SafeEyes

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    Deleting Locked Files *HELP*

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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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    Deleting Locked Files *HELP*

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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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    Deleting Locked Files *HELP*
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    Quote Originally Posted by jordansky View Post
    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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