Hi, I have needed to duplicate some folders for backup. When I have needed to remove old KIRBY folders I get an error message saying: ‘You cannot delete because you don’t have permission to access some of the items.’ I have tried using terminal to remove these files with rm -r. This still doesn’t work, how do I delete this?
You could try to set new permissions:
sudo chmod -R 755 kirby and then try to delete it in the finder or terminal.
If that doesn’t work, you could try using
rm -rf kirby -f means force, which may help. If that doesn’t work either, try
sudo rm -rf kirby. Be careful this will delete everything without asking, so make sure to include the correct path.
Hi Thank you for your suggestions, I have tried all 3 this is the message I got back:
rm: illegal option – /
usage: rm [-f | -i] [-dPRrvW] file …
Directory not empty
hm, sound like it’s the wrong dash, it should be the “normal” minus sign, maybe it’s some other sort of char, when copied from the forum.