New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Snow Leopard 10.6.4 file delete problem


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
elsbrook

 
Member Since: Apr 07, 2011
Posts: 9
elsbrook is on a distinguished road

elsbrook is offline
I have a heap of files in shared/quodproc/Downloads which I did not put there but are from my PC which the Mac is replacing. So somehow I have imported them accidentally I guess.
My problem is that I cannot trash them because it says I don't have permission, even though I am the administrator. I can use them, just not trash them.
I have been searching for an answer but cannot find one.
Can someone help please. This is my first Mac experience.
QUOTE Thanks
6string

 
Member Since: Sep 09, 2009
Location: Down Under :D
Posts: 5,484
6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)

6string is offline
Without getting into detail as to why they are there, right click on them, get info, and change all the permissions to read write.
Also, if you are on 10.6.4, I think it's about time that you click >software update!
QUOTE Thanks
elsbrook

 
Member Since: Apr 07, 2011
Posts: 9
elsbrook is on a distinguished road

elsbrook is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6string View Post
Without getting into detail as to why they are there, right click on them, get info, and change all the permissions to read write.
Also, if you are on 10.6.4, I think it's about time that you click >software update!
Thanks 6string. I have this for 1 week and it is currently downloading updates.
I have found the problem. I was logged is as guest. GEEZ
Thanks again.
QUOTE Thanks
6string

 
Member Since: Sep 09, 2009
Location: Down Under :D
Posts: 5,484
6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)

6string is offline
Since I don't have any other computers on my network, I can't test this for you.
My question is, is your PC on the network when you are trying to delete these files?
If so, remove these files from the shared folder on your PC, and then turn your PC off, and see if they are still there, and if so, try a reboot.
QUOTE Thanks
elsbrook

 
Member Since: Apr 07, 2011
Posts: 9
elsbrook is on a distinguished road

elsbrook is offline
My Mac and PC share the same wireless network but the the folder these came from is "shared". I will do what you suggest and let you know.
Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
elsbrook

 
Member Since: Apr 07, 2011
Posts: 9
elsbrook is on a distinguished road

elsbrook is offline
AHAHAHA 6string you are a spot on.
The folder on the PC was shared, I unshared it and bingo, all gone.
So they were shortcuts to the PC, not files. Something to remember.
Thanks mate, you are a gem.
QUOTE Thanks
6string

 
Member Since: Sep 09, 2009
Location: Down Under :D
Posts: 5,484
6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)

6string is offline
Hehe... it's always the things right under our noses that get past us.
Glad it worked
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Brand new to Mac. | Photoshop help »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Problem with upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard Mortimer OS X - Operating System 4 03-15-2011 11:50 PM
Macintosh Snow Leopard: Terminal Problem Metal OS X - Apps and Games 11 10-03-2010 06:42 PM
Problem opening wmv. movies on Snow Leopard delphinus OS X - Operating System 5 02-19-2010 01:42 PM
Problem with EOS 450D on Snow Leopard wombat Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 7 01-30-2010 07:55 AM
Epson R260 Problem After Snow Leopard Installation martydlr Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 01-25-2010 05:52 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?