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ghoti
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2007-07-29, 23:55

I burned a DVD, and during the recovery the Finder became unresponsive. I guess it has to with the external USB enclosure that the data was coming from, and that has been acting up. Anyway, after some time I clicked the Stop button on the verify window, and a few minutes later I relaunched the Finder. Now I have a burn directory sitting on my desktop that I can't delete because it is "locked". It has a little lock icon on the lower left, and when I try to delete it or the files inside, it says I can't because it's locked. Do I actually have to reboot the computer to get rid of that? Will that even help? What else can I do to unlock that directory?
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PowerDrift
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2007-07-30, 00:29

1) Right click > Get Info
2) Uncheck "Locked"

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ghoti
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2007-07-30, 06:16

No, that's too easy! Thanks!
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2007-07-30, 06:46

Option + empty trash will do the same thing.
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