Thread: How do I unlock PDF files???
04-11-2005, 02:33 PM #1redrocketartGuestHow do I unlock PDF files???
I'm trying to uninstall a version of Dreamweaver. All goes well except for the pdf files it installed. When I try to delete them from the trash I get a pop-up stating that they can't be removed because they are locked.
...I'm a recent switcher. Thanks for the help.
04-11-2005, 02:43 PM #2
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right click or ctrl+click on the file, click get info, and uncheck the lock file box. if it is unchecked, check the permissions.
04-11-2005, 02:58 PM #3redrocketartGuest
The box was not checked so, I looked under the permissions tab. There was a lock icon next to the owner tab (me of course), it was locked. I clicked on it and then it appeared unlocked. I moved the files to the trash again, same thing. No go. ???
04-11-2005, 03:42 PM #4
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You can try pressing the option key and then select empty the trash from the pull down menu. That should do a force empty trash.Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
04-11-2005, 03:57 PM #5redrocketartGuest
Hey thanks. I did finally get it to work. I was trying to unlock the folder containing other folders. When I opened them individually, it worked like a charm.
I'm trying to get the hang of this new system. My bigest problem thus far seems to be me trying to make it more complicated.
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