Trash problem.

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  1. dfunk

    dfunk New Member

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    I just got my first Mac two weeks ago and I'm still getting used to it. I installed Windows Media Player, but was told by many people to uninstall it. Last night I grabbed the entire WMP folder and dragged into the Trash bin. I followed the instructions in this Mac for dummies type of book that I have. However, when I tried to empty the Trash, it wouldn't allow me and it said that a number of files are "locked." I tried putting the entire WMP back to the Applications folder and then deleted it again. I then tried to empty the trash again and it still didn't work. Could you please advise me on how to get rid of the files in my Trash.

    Also, I can't send files using IM clients. I can't do it through Adium and it won't work through iChat. Last week, however, it worked fine with iChat.

    I got 10.4.8 now, but I started experiencing problems with sending files while I still had 10.4.7

    Thanks.
     
  2. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    For the WMP i'd just uninstall it using "appzapper" - its a very useful program - you can find that on versiontracker.com

    i dunno about the file transfer though :dunno:
     
  3. Kid A

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    :sadwavey: I have this problem too sometimes. I normally shut Adium down and restart it and it often cures it, but not always. No idea what the problems is really.
     
  4. Euclid

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    Regarding the locked files... I know that when you look at a file in Finder and do a Get Info (in the file menu or Cmd-I), one of the options is a checkbox for "Locked". You can do this individually or select a bunch of files and Get Info on the whole group.

    You probably have to take the items out of the trash before doing that.

    Personally, when I get a stubborn file, I don't bother figuring out why it won't delete... I just open up the Terminal and do a "sudo rm -rf whatever". :wiggle:
     
  5. dfunk

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    Yeah I figured it out. Thanks
     

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