OS X :: Macbook Pro - Command-delete Delete The File Immediately?

Jun 7, 2010

This morning I suddenly found out that, on my new macbook pro, command-delete will delete the file (with the warning window) immediately without putting it into trash first. This function works well yesterday.

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Sep 30, 2000

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."

So, I look through the system help & find out that I either need to log in to OS X as the user who created the document ('root') or restart into OS 9 & unlock it from there.

Well, neither tactic has worked thus far. I restarted into OS 9 but found out that I can't access the file because it's in the trash (in OS X), which is an invisible directory (/Langly/.Trashes/102/). So then I restarted into OS X, logged in as root, but I still couldn't delete it. Desperate, I opened terminal, switched to root (su) found the files, but still can't delete the darned file. I tried rm, mv (thought if I moved it to somewhere that OS 9 could see it...), even chown, but each time I got "Operation not permitted." Any thoughts out there?

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MacBook Pro :: Command And Delete Key Combo Not Working

Mar 22, 2008

I can't find anything else on here about this, but I've tried several external keyboards with my new MacBook Pro (including the latest Apple) and Command+Delete doesn't work with any of them. It works fine using the notebook keyboard. I've reset the key combos to default several times. Nothing. Other key combinations that I use all work. And the command key and delete key each work for other things.

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Aug 15, 2009

However, what's the command for the delete button?

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OS X :: Command Delete Feature Does Not Work In Finder

Jul 5, 2008

I cannot delete files from Finder with "Command-Delete". I know that my Command and Delete keys work fine separately. Do I need to change anything in my preferences?

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Delete DS_Store File / File Keeps Popping Up On My Desktop

Nov 29, 2007

I am relatively new to the Mac. I have a Macbook Pro 2.2GHz. Today, a file keeps popping up on my desktop. It is named .DS_Store. The icon looks like a text document. I won't open it cuz I'm afraid of what it is, lol (Windows still clogging my brain). Anyway, I can drag it to the trash and delete the trash, but after a bit, it reappears.

Any idea how to get rid of it?

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Apr 21, 2012

how can i delete a file that says that it is still use when the trash can is emptied and the file is not opened

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Applications :: Terminal Command To Delete A Folder Filed With Locked Files?

Jun 27, 2007

I was helping a friend by reformatting his pc and reinstalling windows because it was slow, when I was downloading the drivers for it on my MacBook Pro (didn't have access to the router since it's downstairs and his pc didn't have a wireless card), it downloaded a folder filled with locked files, it comes several folders deep and all of the files are locked, fun. So I tried to delete it using sudo rm -r, but it says I don't have sufficient privileges, anyone know a command I can use to delete it all? I'd rather not do it by hand, that'd take forever.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Command & Delete Not Sending To Trash But Context Menu Works

Jul 5, 2012

my DELETE functionality within finder is not working consistently anymore.  I am only seeing this issue on my new MAC BOOK AIR (used for work and received just last week), and not on my macmini (that is also running Lion and I've had for a year). 

Basically, I am having problems deleting files using CMD + DELETE.  I hit this command and get the typically apple "ping" sound for a something that isn't working, however I can right click and hit MOVE TO TRASH and it goes immediately, which means it's definitely not a file permission/in-use/lockout issue. 

I feel like I did something stupid to cause this, but it only doesn't work occasionally.  I have noticed it moreso right after I open or have used a file, but while CMD+DEL doesn't work, the MOVE TO TRASH does, so i'm lost. 

extremely frustrated and I've been through my System Pref settings alot in case I turned something off. 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2012, 13", 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM

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MacBook Pro :: Delete Text - Delete And Backspace Keys

Sep 12, 2007

How do I delete text. Let's say I wrote the wrong word, as you know a Windows keyboard has "Delete" and "Backspace" keys, but a MacBook keyboard only has a "Delete" key which acts like the "Backspace" key. So in order for me to delete on work I have to go behind the text and use it like backspace.. how do I just delete the word from the front?

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Jul 12, 2009

I never use "User Accounts" on my MacBook. So I don't know much about them.

If I delete one User Account, will it delete that user's libraries, such as their music, movies, documents, etc?

Also, will it delete the programs that were installed under that user's account, but are accessible by all users?

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MacBook :: Delete A Group Of Old Emails Without Having To Delete Each Individual One?

Jun 22, 2012

I want to delete a large number of old emails in my Mac Mail inbox.  I have 4425 in inbox and want to delete all but current ones.  How do I highlight the mails, as a group, from the oldest to mail to most current that I want to delete?

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MacBook :: How To Delete File Without A Password

Oct 26, 2010

A couple times now, I've tried to copy DVDs onto my computer, then realize they won't work. I think it's because I copied the files and not the movie, but that's not the issue. The issue is, when I go to delete them, I can't. My parents have kept a password on my computer since I got it about three years ago. It's a rare occasion when they take the password off for a few days. Under those circumstances, when the password is off, I can delete the file without any issue. But when the password is on, I can't even move the file to the trash. It keeps asking for a password. I can't even move it to a different folder. It's just sitting on my desktop, taking up space. There's not even anything in it, because I stopped the copying only seconds after it started.

My question is, how can I get around the password to delete this file? I can't restart my computer or anything, because I'll need a password to do that. I need some trick that will bypass the password and get it into the trash. And deleted from the trash, if possible.

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Feb 8, 2012

I have an excel file that I can't delete - any suggestions on how to get rid of it?I can't move to trash, can't open, can't do anything to do. The message I get is "the item B4D19F00 can't be moved to trash because it can't be deleted".

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Feb 12, 2012

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Mar 11, 2012

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Apr 15, 2012

I made a garageband file(.band) and now when I try to delete it, it says "The item “Hey.band” can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted."  I have tried repairing disk permissions with disk utility.

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I just want to delete a .tmp file wich is on my desktop, but I can´t.. It just told me: The item can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted. I already tried with terminal and the "sudo rm " command but it didn´t work, I also tried with the program Trash it!! but nothing happen.. 

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Dec 8, 2014

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Delete Locked File

Sep 5, 2014

when trying to unlock the usual way (right click - get info - uncheck the locked box) it will not allow to uncheck, the check mark just keeps coming back.  Troubleshooting already done: 

- 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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Jun 5, 2012

I am trying to delete an XLS file from a network drive and am getting a message that says the file cannot be deleted because it is in use.I can't see where it is in use and have tried to reboot the computer to no avail.  I can delete other files but several XLS files are giving me this message.

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MacBook Pro :: Emptying Trash And Keep Getting Cannot Delete File In Use Message

Jun 24, 2010

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Mar 27, 2012

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May 17, 2012

I created a file yesterday and when I tried to open it today, it was somehow renamed to "Word Work File L_1.tmp". I tried to open it but i got an error message saying "The application Microsoft Word can't be opened- 108" and so i tried deleting it but i got an error " The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found.

(Error code -43)" ARGHh! I can't even rename it or anything! its just there and i cant even remove it.  

So I copied and pasted a new one and renamed it (yes i could somehow copy and paste) and that one can open, rename and close, so its normal. I havnt tried restarting my macbook because i have another app opened and i would possibly like to not restart or anything at the moment.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Delete Wrongly Dragged And Dropped File

Jul 2, 2012

I was dragging a file into a new folder and it has ended up on the desktop. I cant get rid of it - it will not let me drag it into trash. It now show up everywhere!

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May 17, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: OS X Lion Always Asks For Password Everytime Delete Or Move A File?

Apr 21, 2012

Am using OS X Lion 10.7.3, All of a sudden Finder ALWAYS asks for my password each and everytime I try to delete or move a file- How can I remove this?

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Applications :: Cannot Delete Vmx File - File Is Locked

Jul 2, 2010

i have a file on my macbook pro called recycler and I cannot get rid of it from the trash

its says .vmx is locked

and having gone in to it i see the file

jwgkvsq.vmx has a locked sign by it

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Applications :: Won't Work To Delete IMail Email / Can't Delete From Gmail

Feb 3, 2010

Whenever I delete an email using iMail, it doesn't delete from my gmail account when I would just use the regular browser to check my mail. Is there a way to delete emails both off of iMail AND from Gmail so it does not appear when using a browser to check my mail or on another computer?

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