Forum Question: Cannot delete growl alias

I deleted growl from my computer. There’s still an alias left in the preferences folder in the Home Library.

The problem is that I cannot delete that alias. The permissions are ‘unknown’ according to the Get Info window.

I’m repairing permissions right now with disk utility.

Any idea how I can get rid of this “alias”?


— Tommy

Comments: 3 Responses to “Cannot delete growl alias”

    8/31/10 @ 11:48 am

    Select the file, and Get Info (Command+I) on it. Then change the permissions to Read and Write so you can delete it.

    8/31/10 @ 11:52 am

    I’ve tried that already. The “You have unknown access” message is displayed in the “Privileges” section of the Get Info window. Finder says its kind is “Document” in List view. If I double-click it, Finder tells me that it’s an alias that cannot be opened because the original file doesn’t exist.

    It’s as if it doesn’t exist yet it’s being shown. I tried moving it… with no luck.

    8/31/10 @ 11:53 am

    Odd. I just searched for it again with Finder Search… and now it does not show up anymore.

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