2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2012 11:25 AM by SPANISHTV
SPANISHTV Level 1 (5 points)

I'm trying to delete items from my computer that no longer use and need the space and it gives me this message: 'The operation can’t be completed because the item “AppleWorks 6” is in use". Any idea how I can delete everything even the locked items?

  • Strontium90 Level 4 (3,860 points)

    Make a folder on your Desktop


    Open the Trash and move everything from the Trash to the folder you created on your desktop.


    Assuming you are an admin, use Terminal and issue this command:


    sudo rm -R ~/Desktop/nameOfFolderCreatedInFirstStep

  • SPANISHTV Level 1 (5 points)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! That worked! I spent an hour and a half on the phone with Apple yesterday and was able to delete a lot of the files except for a couple of them. I did what you recommended and it worked!