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OSX & Emptying locked items from the trash...
Old 26th July 2005
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OSX & Emptying locked items from the trash...

I never found the answer to this; I'm sure one of you guys know this one.

Seems like when I installed Tiger, some language stuff got thrown into the trash and it won't empty because it's locked. There's me and I'm the administrator, so it can't be that.

thanks!!!

Max
Old 26th July 2005
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Use the Terminal to delete the files, it works from there.

If you need some basic commands to help you out, check here: http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/oldhtdocs/ec...omparison.html
Old 26th July 2005
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You can also use the "get info" command (command + "I") and simply uncheck the "locked" check box for each file. That's what I do.
Old 26th July 2005
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Keep the keycap "alt" pressed while emptying the trash
Old 29th July 2005
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Thanks guys!
Old 29th July 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kosi
Keep the keycap "alt" pressed while emptying the trash
This was great, as there were hundreds and hundreds of locked items in there; mostly from stuff like Windoze media players. Didn't even get an 'Are you sure...' screen.

Awesome!
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