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1615 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2008 3:36 AM by robhallam
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2008 2:04 AM (in response to robandkate)Have you tried dragging them out of the trash and "Get Info", then under General (turn the disclosure triangle if necessary) and un-check mark, "Locked".
Another way would be to use terminal. Copy and paste this at the command line then, press return.
sudo chflags nouchg ~/.Trash/*You will be prompted for your password, when you enter it, it will not be visible.
Message was edited by: macjackiMac 24" 2.16 GHz 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2), iMac G4 17" 800 MHz 768MB/ iMac 333MHz 256 MB / LaCie d2s/ APC-UPS
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2008 2:36 AM (in response to macjack)thanks for you advice
I removed it from trash, went to unlock and it wasnt locked ?? sent back to trash now I have 2 of them in the trash same problem
i also tried the terminal option and no luck there either.
the folder is another users home folder from windows xpmac 20" 2.4 ghz 3gb + MBP 15" 2.4 ghz 2gb, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2008 2:50 AM (in response to robandkate)OK, then it's clear that the folder is coming from your Boot Camp Windows partition. Reboot in Windows and use Scandisk to repair your Windows HD. You can also try to repair your Windows partition in OS X using Disk Utility.
If both do not help you may need to empty the contents of the folder ".Trashes" on /Volumes/<NAME OF WINDOWS HD>
Message was edited by: Björn HerrmannMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 30" ACD
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2008 7:24 AM (in response to Björn Herrmann)Just for reference; There's a piece of software called BatChmod that allows you to unlock unlockable items and change permissions. It's helped me out of this problem before.
Message was edited by: Danny Clancy1
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2008 3:36 AM (in response to Danny Clancy1)Thanks, having same problems (locked items in trash) and Batchmod isn't working. I go through the whole cycle and the file's still locked. Holding down the option key while selecting delete doesn't work either. Help! There's have a GB of trash I need to get rid of!imac 20, Mac OS X (10.5.3)