MacBook :: Cannot Delete Some Locked Items From Trash

Mar 24, 2012

I cannot delete some locked items from trash ... get the message "The operation cannot be completed because the file is locked"

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OS X :: Cannot Delete Trash - Items Locked

Jun 23, 2008

I need some guidance getting the items I have on my computer permanently deleted from the trash. When I go to delete them I get the following message below and I can't delete anything. What do I need to do?

Message Received:
This operation can not be completed because the item is locked
And the list just goes on .......

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Mar 18, 2012

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Jun 27, 2012

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I just setup my new iMac (coming from a PowerMac G5). There is another PowerMac G5 on the same network that is still in use.

With my old setup, I was able to access the other PowerMac computer including all files...I found see, copy, change everything on the other computer. I don't recall how I initially did it but it worked great.

I can't seem to duplicate it on the new iMac. On the PowerMac still in use, it says that Admins are supposed to have total access but my access seems very limited. It will only work for folders that I specifically add in File Share and even then it says some items are locked and can't be modified when I open them on my iMac.

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After I installed OS X I decided to go through my other partitions & do a little spring cleaning. In all, I trashed over 400MB of crap, but one file has refused to be deleted (it's a locked file left over from the old 3Com ISDN modem I had). When I try to empty the trash I get the following message:

"The operation cannot be completed because the item 'IQ320.BIN' is locked."

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- Tried a disk repair, this didn't work

- Logged in as Admin and tried deleting the file, this didn't work

- launching terminal and "sudo rm -f" -- this idea didn't work either

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I deleted a lot of files from windows and they are locked in my bin now (mac) it would not let me delete them because they are locked, and to unlocked every single one it would take ages, is there anyway to overcome the locked files and empty the bin at once?

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Feb 3, 2010

My problem is with 300+ files in 2 folders that are left over from mac 9. They are in the trash, and are now locked, utterly. When I try to empty the trash, the error message says "The operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges for some of the items." As you may know, when dealing with multiple "disks" (read: partitions), Mac X puts a .Trash or .Trashes folder on each disk. The trash folders on my computer are located on the following paths:

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May 2, 2012

I have deleted some files and folders and moved them to (Trash). I'm going to remove them from Trash but error code 36 appears.please help me to fix this error. I have already used dot_clean command in terminal to fix it but it did not work One of these folders are empty but I can't remove it.I even can't send it back from Trash.

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OS X :: Cannot Empty Trash - 720 Locked Files In Folder

Mar 23, 2009

I went through and deleted a lot of stuff then when I was emptying the trash it said that there was a locked file so I found out were it was pulled it out and then got rid of everything else there are about 720 locked files in the folder then I tried to find a quicker way to delete it then I found out how to unlock them so I went to pull them out but it just made a copy of it so now and I put it back in the trash not thinking about how that just adds on to the files so how can I get them out or make it so I can press continue just once for them all to go away.

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