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« on: January 27, 2004, 12:41:41 PM »
Hi,

Got a document into the trash that can be deleted...
-127 error when emptying the trash and can't be found when trying to put the document to the desktop...
Is there a solution?

Thanks very much

G Rodi

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2004, 12:53:53 PM »
If you are using OS X...

Five tips: Most assuredly one will work, but first, before going through too much effort: Make sure the file is not locked and that you have Permission to delete that file. But if that (still) doesn't solve the problem-

I. If you can, boot in to OS 9 and try deleting from there.

II. If you have Stuffit Deluxe
1. Open Applications/Stuffit Deluxe/DropStuff.
2. Open the DropStuff Preferences and select the Options tab.
3. Select/enable the "Delete originals after stuffing" option.
4. Highlight and stuff the file from hell. It will then be deleted.
5. The newly created stuffed file may then be moved to the trash.

III. If the above fails, use one of the third party apps specifically designed for cases such as this: BatChmod, Trash It, and Trash X. All of these apps (and a few others) are available at VersionTracker http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/.

IV. Incomplete Downloads (from Apple Knowledge Base Document 107426)

If the partial file is a download, follow these steps:

These instructions apply to Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, but may be used as a guide if the issue occurs with a different network-based application.

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Choose Window > Download Manager.
3. Select the name of the partially-downloaded file.
4. Press the Delete key. If this does not work, press Command-Delete.
5. Quit Internet Explorer.
You should now be able to delete the file in the Finder.

If the item is any other kind of file, or the above instructions do not work, then follow these steps:

NOTE: if you are apprehensive about the following, I strongly suggest you opt for using one of the third party apps mentioned above.

Warning: These steps include use of the "rm" command. Be sure to type the commands exactly. Misuse of the rm command may result in accidental data loss, up to and including all data on the target disk. To be sure you are reading the commands below correctly, you may copy and paste them into a text editor for verification.

1. Open Terminal.
2. Type: sudo rm -r

Important: You must leave a space following -r, so that it reads "sudo rm -r ". Do not press Return yet.

3. Drag the file's icon into the Terminal window, which will automatically enter the file's pathname.
4. Press Return.
5. Enter your Admin user password when prompted, then press Return.
Note: If the issue persists, quit open applications, which are marked in the Dock with a small triangle (you cannot quit the Finder). Repeat the above steps.

See Apple Knowledge Base Document 106272.

V. And this sometimes works:
1. Create a new file  of any kind and size and drag it to the trash, but do not empty the trash.
2. Go to Finder in the Menu Bar and select "Secure Delete."

Harv
« Last Edit: January 27, 2004, 02:14:03 PM by pendragon »
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2004, 02:04:11 PM »
QUOTE
Also, make sure the file is not locked and that you have Permission to delete that file.


Thanks for the detailed info Harv, but shouldn't your last step be the FIRST step...if that is the cause of the File That Won't Go Away then a lot of unnecessary steps can be avoided.

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2004, 02:15:22 PM »
Mayo, Good point. I just edited my post. thanx.gif

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2004, 02:33:43 PM »
QUOTE(adsr @ Jan 27 2004, 6:41 PM)
Got a document into the trash that can be deleted...
-127 error when emptying the trash and can't be found when trying to put the document to the desktop...

 A -127 error indicates a serious filesystem error. This error is caused by very serious damage to your hard drive's directory. You are in immediate danger of losing some or all of your files on that disk.

First, back up your important files. SOON!

Then, run a program like Alsoft DiskWarrior or other commercial disk utility on the hard drive. It may be able to fix the error--maybe. DiskWarrior has a better track record than other apps in this regard.

If your disk repair program can't repair the directory error, then it's time to reformat your hard drive and re-install everything.

Don't iggnore this error! Even if you get that problem file to go away, if you don't repair the problem or reformat the drive, your disk directory is still corrupt.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2004, 05:34:49 PM »
there are  many  freeware / shareware  appl's  that will "Force Delete"   such as "Stubborn File Remover"  or  "BatchMod" and "XRay"   All of these  - of course - wil require an admin's  password.

These are the simplest methods

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2004, 08:12:54 PM »
Tried the drop stuff option whith no success...
Is there other softwares for mac os 9.1 that can do it?

Thanks for your detailed explanations...

G Rodi

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2004, 09:02:05 PM »
Follow Tacit's advice!  He knows what he is talking about.  Stop worrying about minor trivia llike a file in the trash and start worrying about the loss of your entire hard drive.