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Old Nov 14th, 2019, 04:54 PM   #11
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-- just tried the ignore ownership and did not work.

That's odd, and "ignore ownership" is the correct terminology that Apple uses. My mistake in the terminology used.

What is listed for the "users" with read/write permissions and is yours there or can you add it using get info on each file/folder???

It sounds like Time Machine has got a really good grip on those files/folders or something, I never use TM, but maybe disabling it might allow them to be deleted. Just a guess.

I wonder why they are being so stubborn and I wonder if they may not be full of invisible files???

Find Any can show any invisibles in any folder.

Find Any File (FAF) if you don't have it already:
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Old Nov 14th, 2019, 05:15 PM   #12
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Find Any can show any invisibles in any folder.

Find Any File (FAF) if you don't have it already:
Thomas Tempelmann - Find Any File

- Patrick
I can vouch for Find Any File. Patrick recommended I get the program to assist in my efforts to identify the demons that were remnants of so long ago discarded programs.
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Old Nov 26th, 2019, 02:22 AM   #13
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This nifty free utility often makes quick work of files/folders that don't want to be trashed.

TrashIt! (free)
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If you double-click on TrashIt's program icon, it will delete
what is in your Mac's Trash can.

If you drop either a folder or file(s) onto TrashIt's program icon, 
it will delete what you dropped on it, no matter where those files or 
folders reside (They don't have to be in the Trash can) with extreme prejudice!
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