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I recently had to restore my system from TM Backup. After the restore, there's an old backup TM file in the trash which I can't remove. The principle reason I can't remove it is there's boot.efi file in there which is locked. Here's what I've tried

 

1. Changing the permission to read & write in the Get Info window.

This has no effect because the Locked option remains greyed out even after unlocking the permissions.

 

2. I've tried the advice given here: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1402

The commands aren't accepted in Lion

 

3. sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash

Doesn't have any effect

 

4. From an earlier (2008) post about this problem, it was suggesed by Kappy to try advice from this site: http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/trash.html

Their advice basically ends up advising one of the first three things I tried.

 

Any other suggestions? Ten points for the winning postcard..


MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.7), 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3
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