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Author Topic: Unlock on a mac  (Read 3873 times)

Offline kiska

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Unlock on a mac
« on: September 10, 2007, 07:45:34 AM »
How do I unlock this so I can delete it? It's in a Media Player folder. I have a macpro. Thanks.

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Re: Unlock on a mac
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 08:03:50 AM »
Hi Kiska

Do you have Media Player active?  I've found that sometimes you have to deactivate the software from which the file originated or in which it was last used in order to delete it.  Here's my usual procedure when this happens (and it does infrequently):  First I "get info" on the file to see if the file is locked. If it is, I unlock it.  If it isn't, I deactivate the originating software.  If that doesn't allow me to empty the trash, I deactivate all software and that usually allows me to delete the file.  Last resort is to restart.  So far that's always worked on a stubborn file.

Ain't technology great!?

Let me know if any of this works.

Glenna
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Offline kiska

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Re: Unlock on a mac
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 08:13:22 AM »
Thanks Glenna. Went to mac Help (duh). Hold down 'option' as you click 'empty trash'.
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Offline glennab

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Re: Unlock on a mac
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 08:25:24 AM »
Kiska -- I'd completely forgotten that trick.  Haven't used it in a long time, because I've found that in many cases it doesn't work with the newer Macs.  Glad it did this time.

Glenna
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pine

(Photoshop CS5 /Mac Pro)