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files won't delete!
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Jun 19, 2000, 12:30 PM
I have two html files on my machine (G4/400, OS 9.04) that won't delete when I try to empty the trash. Says the files are locked. I get info. on the files and sure enough the little check box is checked but it won't let me unlock them. I can't rename the files, save over them with the same name, etc. I can't even open them with ResEdit. If I make a copy of the files, they retain the EXACT same name in the same location. So, now I have four locked files I can't delete! Anyone heard of this nonsense? Please help!
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Jun 19, 2000, 12:53 PM
have you done the obvious, hold down option key while emptying the trash?
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Jun 19, 2000, 12:56 PM
Yep, did that first. For some reason ResEdit is telling me that the file has no resource fork, but I know for a fact that it was created on a Mac. What gives?
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Jun 19, 2000, 01:13 PM
dude. put em in a folder. then make a new folder with the same name...
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