Q: How Do I Delete A File That Won't Delete?

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Otto Pylot, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Otto Pylot

    Otto Pylot Guest

    Silly question I'm sure but this has me a little perplexed. I updated
    AppleWorks from 6.2.7 to 6.2.9. All went well and it seems to work just
    fine so I decided to delete the 6.2.7 app. Whenever I attempt to empty
    the trash, I get the dialog box that says "starting points",
    "clippings", and "AppleWorks Essentials" are locked and can't be
    deleted. However, when I find those folders in the AppleWorks folder,
    they are not locked. In fact, nothing that I can find that is related
    to AppleWorks is locked. Nothing else in the trash had any problem
    being deleted. What gives? Permissions were fine. I'm running 10.3.
    Advice and guiidance would be appreciated.
    Otto Pylot, Feb 1, 2004
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  2. Otto Pylot

    Otto Pylot Guest

    Hmm, I just used the updater as is to update 6.2.7 to 6.2.9. All it
    did, apparently, was install another app labeled 6.2.9. So I just
    attempted to dump the old app, 6.2.7, to the trash. All of the other
    files in the AppleWorks folder remained. I've never used Terminal so
    this should be interesting.
    Otto Pylot, Feb 2, 2004
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