Well they weren't actually sparesefiles. They were just locked files. I tried deleting them though the terminal but it still asked me for the password. So after several hours of frustration I viewed the files in the finder and saw that only a few of the hundred or so files were locked. I have no idea how that happened but I unlocked each file manually and voila, I could delete them. Thanks for your help.
Another question related to Time Capsule, I'm trying to use Time Capsule as the central file sharing point in my home between my Mac mini, Macbook Pro, iPad and Iphone. Basically I want to put all of my music and movies on my TimeCapsule and share (independently of iTunes). Can this be done?I've heard of an app called Video Stream which lets your iPad access mv4. files wirelessly. Any help?
I guess while I'm at it I have one more question about home networking. My wife and I have two seperate Apple IDs. We want to share music and other purchases on one account but we want to keep our mail, chat, FaceTime and other apps seperate. I added each Apple ID to my Time Capsule but I'm not sure what that does for us. My wife uses her Apple ID on her devices (Macbook Pro and iPhone) and I use mine on my devices (mini and iPad). Somehow my contacts are getting mixed with hers. Sorry this is probably three seperate threads but I figured while I'm at it .... Thanks in advance.
Thanks for your help.
I don't know that I suggested anything useful.. thanks for feedback on what you did to fix it.
I'm trying to use Time Capsule as the central file sharing point in my home between my Mac mini, Macbook Pro, iPad and Iphone. Basically I want to put all of my music and movies on my TimeCapsule and share (independently of iTunes). Can this be done?
The TC can do this.. but remember it is an airport extreme with a hard disk inside it.. there are no media servers.. no nothing really. it offers SMB and AFP file protocols to the network.. and that my friend is that.
How you use the TC is totally up to you. It is somewhat lacking in functionality due to its origins.. (AEBS plus hard disk).. so it has no internal backup. And Apple provided no network backup for Time Machine.. so a TC is a far from reliable NAS. Figure out how you are going to back it up.. because one day you will need to.
I am glad to hear this will be independent of iTunes. But I am ipadless.. there are two types of people on earth.. ipadded and ipadless, I fall into the later category.. I am not able to help much with Apple ID's either.
I am rather sorry to have signed up to be honest as now I get adverts every week from Apple of what I can buy. I didn't want to be just another ID to push sales pitches to.
The apple ID in your TC is for BTMM and iCloud.. as really the TC is kind of out of the current architecture a bit. So it is more as a feed through device. How to get more itunes purchases onto your computer.
Someone else here might be able to answer or post your questions in the appropriate areas.