30911 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 20, 2007 6:36 AM by Daiya
A bit more information is required. What happens when you try to delete a file that is saved in your document folder? I just drag them from there to the trash. If that does not work, highlight the document folder and then "get info" (from the file drop down menu). The permissions should be read and write.
When I try to delete files from my documents folder I can't. I tried what you said you do, but I can't drag them anywhere, let alone to the trash. I cannot right click, and if I go to the file drop down menu, whether "documents" or the file is highlighted, everything in the file drop down menu is grey and unselectable. So I can't go to "get info". Do you or anyone else have any other suggestions? Thanks!
If I understand you correctly, when you highlight the document folder, no options are available in the file drop down menu - strange, but anything can happen.
Try a couple of things.
Run permission repair.
Run repair disk from your software install DVD.
Trash the preference file (com.apple.finder.plist) and restart.
I was having the same issue. Here is how I solved it. I had to go click on the macintosh hd and enter ".doc" in the search bar. It popped up all the papers I had saved. From there, I was able to right click or drag and drop to the trash. It will not go away from the list, but if you look at the bottom of the screen, it will show "trash" when you highlight the item.
Hope this helps!
Late post for the archives--another fix:
I'm guessing the problem is trying to use File | Open to bring up a window that shows files, and delete from there. This works in Windows, but not on the Mac (true for any program, not just Word).
On the Mac, you have to delete files from within the Finder (the equivalent of Windows Explorer). Go to the desktop and hit apple-N (cmd-N) to bring up a Finder window. Set it to Column View. Now you can browse to any location on your harddrive and drag a file to the trash.