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Deleting files
on Apr 30, 2002 at 11:57:25 pm

I have a folder that has 6 folders inside I am able to send all the folders to the trash but cannot delete them, it says that I do not have privilages, but when I get info it says myname and admin and it looks like I have the priviliges.

running OSX and only OSX


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Curtis Thompson
Re: Deleting files
on May 1, 2002 at 5:25:01 am


are these files that you made? or were you perhaps in admin mode when they were made and now you're back in a lower user mode?

that's the usual culprit, but you did say that you had checked the rights and it looked like you had permissions to delete. i do get that sometimes when there's an app still using the files within (like i had an icon that i'd downloaded to a folder in my desktop and then put to use, so i couldn't delete the folder from my trash when i moved it there until i copied the icon to a more permanent place and then reassigned the app that was using it to the new location)...

maybe that's it?


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peter rooney
Re: Deleting files
on May 3, 2002 at 10:22:20 am

Here's an alternative fix for deleting files that are 'bulletproof', Stuff them with Stuffit deluxe and make sure to set your Stuffit prefs. to ' delete originals after stuffing' and Stuffit is able to delete the originals and you can safely move the Stufffit archive to the trash and easily delete it.

It works, I tried it. I did find Apple's 'Terminal ' fix for the problem but the whole idea of having a GUI is not to have to resort to the terminal, that's why I own a mac .


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