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Old Dec 15th, 2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Force delete file in ~/Public/Drop Box

I transferred a locked file on my Mac running OS 10.6.8 to my other OS 10.9.5 Mac ~/Public/Drop Box. I can't delete the file from Drop Box because it is locked. I did Get Info hoping to unlock the file. But the option to uncheck the "Locked" box is greyed out. I cannot change sharing & permission either.

I then tried to use MainMenu to force delete the file. Didn't work either.

How can I delete the file?

EDIT: Just deleted the file! I did Get Info on the OS 10.9.5 Drop Box and changed the permission of "everyone" to Read & Write. Then I went to the OS 10.6.8 Mac to access the Drop Box on the OS 10.9.5 Mac to unlock the file. After that I could delete the file off the 10.9.5 Mac.

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Old Dec 15th, 2014, 01:20 PM   #2
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Try holding the "Option" key and then click on "empty Trash".....
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Try holding the "Option" key and then click on "empty Trash".....
That would work if the file is already in the Trash. My problem was that the file was locked in Drop Box and couldn't be moved to the Trash. Eventually I deleted the file after changing the permission of the Drop Box and I could unlock the file from the other Mac.
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