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  1. #1
    Files locked in Trash?
    Hey guys,

    I have a bit of a problem. I got some files in my trash that aren't suppose to be there.

    I was just wondering if there is any way that I can just auto restore them to where they should be located / if not can someone tell me where they should be?


    Heres some screenshots of what happens when I try to empty the trash!





    I would really appreciate any help because Im assuming that these are important system files!


    Thanks,


    iRock

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    This seems to be a common problem round here.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertC View Post
    Log into an administrative account, go to Applications - Utilities - Terminal. Enter the command sudo chflags -R nouchg , making sure you include the space. Then drag the files to the terminal window, so it says chflags -R nouchg /Users/UserName/Folder. Press enter and enter your password (by the way your password won't show up as you type it).
    Then you will be able to delete or move them out of the trash

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    Files locked in Thrash?

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    "Documents and settings" is the Windows equivalent of the Users folder. You may have copied it from a PC. It has nothing to do with the Mac's system software.

    You'll have to take a look to see what's in that folder, and whether you want to move it somewhere or just empty the Trash. As the dialog box says, you can probably empty it by holding down the Option key.

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    Files locked in Thrash?
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    try holding down "option" when you empty trash. this might do it also.
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    Thanks guys .... perhaps I should pay more attention in future!

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