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?" :)

deleting a file?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
macstarter

 
Member Since: Aug 06, 2010
Location: Sarasota Florida
Posts: 50
macstarter is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2011 13" MacBook Pro, new 2013 21.5 IMac, iPad (retina)

macstarter is offline
Hello again.....I have just run into a problem and need help working through it.

I was burning some files to cd's for permanent storage of data. Some split music files. Anyway after I got finished, I found out that I had a new entry under the heading "places" that was called "untitled CD" and it had a radiation symbol to the right of it.

I tried to remove the two files in the "place" by dragging them to trash, but was told that I couldn't move the files to the trash because they could not be deleted.

When I took a look at the files it said that they were "aliases". Now I have never purposely made an alias so don't quite know how they got there and do not know how to get rid of them.

Any insights would be appreciated.

On a related issue....I made a "burn folder" in another folder and tried to drag a file I wanted to burn to it from another hard drive. It did not work. I had to drag the file to the folder first and then drag it into the burn folder from there. Why??? After the burn folder is made and the cd is burned, can you just delete the contents of it and then refill it with other info for another burn or do you have to delete the burn folder first and then make a new one?

Hope that this was clear. If you have any questions please let me know.

13" macbook pro with snow leopard new in Feb 2011. 250 GB hard drive and a 2TB external Hard drive. I think 2 mb memory.

Thanks in advance for any help.
QUOTE Thanks
toMACsh

 
toMACsh's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 30, 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 5,316
toMACsh is a glorious beacon of lighttoMACsh is a glorious beacon of lighttoMACsh is a glorious beacon of lighttoMACsh is a glorious beacon of lighttoMACsh is a glorious beacon of lighttoMACsh is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core 2 Duo

toMACsh is offline
Try holding down the Command key when you drag that item out over the Desktop.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,191
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.1, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS IPad1

dtravis7 is offline
What is this Radiation Symbol? Is this a mounted CD? If so that is an Eject symbol.
QUOTE Thanks
macstarter

 
Member Since: Aug 06, 2010
Location: Sarasota Florida
Posts: 50
macstarter is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2011 13" MacBook Pro, new 2013 21.5 IMac, iPad (retina)

macstarter is offline
Okay...I posted this last night and after about 30 min I turned off the computer and went to bed. Today when I turned on the computer the folder was no longer there. thanks for the ideas but it fixed itself.

The radiation symbol was just that. A circle measured off into quadrants and colored alternatingly yellow and red.

Any information on the burn file questions would be appreciated.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,191
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.1, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS IPad1

dtravis7 is offline
I just tried that in Lion. Made a Burn Folder on the desktop. Tried to move movie files from my 1TB backup drive to it and only an alias was made. If you hold down OPTION, the file will copy to the burn folder straight from the other drive. Did here anyway.

Holding down Command moves the file so don't do that!
QUOTE Thanks
macstarter

 
Member Since: Aug 06, 2010
Location: Sarasota Florida
Posts: 50
macstarter is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2011 13" MacBook Pro, new 2013 21.5 IMac, iPad (retina)

macstarter is offline
Ahhhhh Okay. Thanks. I guess that is where my aliases came from in the first place. Finally makes some kind of sense. Appreciate it!
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 15,696
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
A "burn folder" only ever puts aliases into itself. The actual files are called on when the disc is burned.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Not satisfied with Time Capsule no encryption, any other alternatives? | Lexmark Double Sided Printing Greyed Out/Not Selectable »
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
Moving mp3's to your Audiobooks folder bobtomay iPod Hardware and Accessories 10 10-10-2009 12:02 PM
Trouble deleting "Resources" file from trash joshb1342 OS X - Apps and Games 1 01-21-2009 01:01 AM
Deleting hidden file from hard drive nvijaya OS X - Operating System 4 07-16-2007 07:08 AM
Windows 2003 File Server & Quark kegwell OS X - Operating System 0 01-15-2007 02:35 PM
Unix Executable File problem fender1100 OS X - Apps and Games 9 01-07-2007 06:20 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:50 PM.

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?