675 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2005 11:51 AM by George Orville
Can't Trash or Delete Files or go here...
Here's how Apple says to remove it:
1. Rename the file to "remove.rtf"
2. Open .... /Applications/TextEdit
3. Create a new document, put some text into it and...
3. From the File menu, choose Save As
4. Type: "remove" in the Save As field
5. Select the location where the problem file is located
6. Click Save....Dialog appears... The file already exist. Do you want to replace it?..... Click “Replace”
7. The “remove” file replaces/overwrites the problem file.... so drag “remove” file to the Trash.
• Using the above procedure I used it to delete/remove a file or folder !!!!
The following Apps will “Force Delete” ....
Start up in Safe Mode. (shift at startup)
This prevents non-Apple apps from loading. Trash the offending app and restart.
Use Terminal to ...
Force-empty the trash or Force-delete an item from desktop..
1. Launch Terminal.
2. Type sudo rm -rf <space> (or copy/paste)
2a. You can use sudo rm <space> , but it will not work with a folder.
3. Drag the offending file into the Terminal window. The path to it will appear.
4. Click on Terminal window, press Return and type your administrator password.
5. Press Return.
6. Click on the Desktop or the Trash window and the file will vanish.
Note.. If you attempt the above again within five minutes, steps 4/5 are not required.