Forum Question: Deletion of folders does not work in some cases – why?

I have some files and folders that I cannot delete, whatever I try, what could be the problem?

Comments: 3 Responses to “Deletion of folders does not work in some cases – why?”

    10/20/10 @ 6:39 am

    Which folders, specifically? What happens when you try to place them in the trash? What happens when you try to empty the trash with them in there? Is there an error message — if so, what?
    Are the permissions on these folders set to read only? Also, are you logged in as a standard user, or an admin?

      10/21/10 @ 1:21 pm

      Dear Gary,
      moving them to the trash does not change anything, a box comes to confirm my authorization as the admin (this only comes with those not trash-able files or folders), I confirm, then it looks like it does it, but it doesn’t, they remain where they are! Am working as the admin, in those cases however, the permission (on info) is that I have only read capabilities! and I have no idea how to change that one; anything else on my mac is normal and behaves as such. Have just bought me the latest I7 and copied all the files and folders there from my old MacBook Pro – the situation there was exactly the same –

        10/21/10 @ 1:27 pm

        You need to change permissions so you have read and write. Select those folders, then Get Info on them. Change permissions to read and write. Then use the pop-up menu at the bottom of the window to apply the change to all items in the folder.

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