Questions tagged [deleting]

the destruction of a document, or file. Often, on the most common operating system, the file is compressed, and moved to a folder - dubbed "Trash" on OSX. The file must then be permanently deleted, before all remnants of the file are truly destroyed.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
2answers
15 views

How to change the focus of buttons displayed in prompt dialogs?

When a file is deleted through Command + Option + Backspace combination, the dialog like the image below is prompted to validate the operation with having two buttons which are Cancel, and Delete ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Cant delete persistent damaged application Bluestack

I uninstalled BlueStacks as it was unused application, and it persists as a broken application and I can't delete it. I've tried to sudo rm -rf but it said operation not permitted. Is ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

How to permanently delete pictures from all devices in Apple ecosystem?

So I've done incredibly silly things with a friend of mine over the past couple of years and there are a ton of pictures and videos where I look bad. I want to get rid of all those compromising ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

erase usb pen drive with format ISO 9660 protection

It seems that diskutil is unable to erase/format my pen drive with the format ISO 9660 (Joliet), it appears to be a "CD like protection" thanks
0
votes
1answer
27 views

How to recover storage from “Videos” pseudo app?

With the goal of recovering storage space, I attempted to delete the Apple TV App. This app was still taking up 490MB of "Documents and Data" storage after I deleted all videos I could manually delete ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

How to delete Grammarly extension from Safari?

When I try to delete Grammarly extension from Safari, it says: The “Grammarly for Safari” extension is part of the “Grammarly for Safari” application. To uninstall “Grammarly for Safari”, you ...
1
vote
0answers
224 views

Cannot delete {Documents, Desktop} folders from iCloud Drive

NOTE: Please don't simply link me to an existing similar question unless it offers an approach I haven't tried. I have researched thoroughly, and spent several hours on this. My iCloud Drive is full. ...
2
votes
2answers
47 views

Will backing up files also include files that are marked for deletion?

If i use Time Machine to back up my data to an additional disk, will the backup also contain files marked for deletion that have not been overwritten yet? To clarify, I do not mean files in the ...
1
vote
1answer
205 views

If I delete synced Google contacts on my iPhone, does that affect my google contact?

I needed some of my gmail contacts to email them and get some info, so I decided to sync my google accounts to my iPhone. The problem is that I have some repeated contacts and I want to delete those ...
4
votes
3answers
244 views

Delete a folder with a lot of files

I'm not even sure how to ask this question properly, but let me try. I'm on Mojave 10.14. I found a directory in my trash can that is extremely slow to delete. When I try to go into the directory, ...
2
votes
3answers
418 views

How do I delete a stubborn file in the Bin?

I have this file (see attached); And I cannot delete it. it doesn't exist... I have tried typing rm in the prompt then dragging the file on to it, I have gone to the actual location of the file and ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

In iMovie 10, how do you trim the middle of background audio?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.12 on Mac Mojave. I have set an audio clip for some background music. I was wondering if I could remove the middle of part of that clip. I left clicked where I wanted to begin ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Qemu Files not deleting “No Such File Or Directory Found”

I have some malware that installed crypto mining on my mac - I'm trying to delete all the files in terminal but keep coming up with "No Such File Or Directory Found" as an error. I'm tearing my hair ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

I can't delete photos on my iPhone 4s even though the delete button is there, why?

I've selected the photos I want to delete but, the delete button isn't turning blue. They were all taken on the iPhone but, the sim card has been removed. Do I need the sim card or not to delete the ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

MacOS 10.13.6 Can't delete or remove applications

I can't locate the following files. I have removed it manually at file finder but it is still stuck here at the system information. Now I can't update my MacOs because I am running out of space. If I ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

Does the Console app in macOS keep a log of when I deleted a certain file?

Today a weird thing happened while I was copying two large files from my Mac to my hard drive. The two files vanished from the original folder on my Mac during copying! And in the end, I got a warning ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Forward deleting (Macports/bash): Is there an alternative to Fn+Delete and Control+D?

As a more general version to this question, is there a way to forward-delete in a bash terminal that doesn't involve Fn+Delete or Control+D? Motivation: When using the Macports port command ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to delete app data from iCloud?

I had an app called Ulysses classic. I'm not using it anymore, so I want to delete it. I select Delete documents & data under System Preferences → iCloud → Manage, but it didn't work and app ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

What would happen if I deleted AdSheet.app and iAdOptOut.app (iOS)

I have an iPhone 6s, jailbroken running iOS 10.3.3. In /Applications/, there are two apps, one named AdSheet and the other names iAdOptOut. What would happen if I deleted these with terminal? Would I ...
1
vote
0answers
738 views

How do I delete photos from my iPhone without also deleting them from my Mac (both are connected to iCloud)

I currently have about 7k-8k photos and videos stored on my Mac. Recently, I purchased 200 GB iCloud plan so I can have access to all my photos and videos on my iPhone. I dragged my Photos library ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Deleting empty Directory with File's Ghosts?

I am trying to delete bunch of directories appearing to be empty amr@MacBook ~/folders> ls -la -R total 24 drwxrwxrwx 6 amr staff 192 Mar 9 14:37 . drwx---r-x+ 40 amr staff 1280 ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

'Team Forestress 2' won't delete?

It takes up a lot of storage(20 GB), and I can't locate it in finder either. I can only see it in storage settings, where it won't delete. I also don't have steam anymore.
1
vote
1answer
276 views

Can't delete time machine backups - error 8072 [duplicate]

I am not able to delete permanently time machine backups from an external hard drive which are now in my trash. After an hour or so « deleting items » and a growing number, I get « the operation can’t ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Deleting backups

On iOS, if I delete a backup will I still have all of my photos, even on my photo stream? I would like to know as my iCloud storage is running out so I want to get rid of my old backup and make a new ...
1
vote
0answers
138 views

Can't delete text messages

I want to delete certain texts within a coversation on my Iphone 8+ version 12.1.2. I've rebooted my iphone and i am still only getting "copy" at the bottom of the screen instead of "more." I do I ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Delete only photos that are NOT in any other album

I have thousands of photos on my phone. Perhaps a hundred or so are "tagged" in other albums (like Favorites or special event albums I've created). I have all of my photos backed up, so I won't lose ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

How do I uninstall Trend Micro Security Agent?

I have been trying to uninstall the Trend Micro anti-virus software on my Mac (10.13.6) and have been encountering a lot of difficulty. Trend Micro's website refers to a couple of uninstaller options, ...
2
votes
1answer
327 views

In Finder and Terminal — can not delete a folder, (Error = “Directory not empty”)

Anytime I've run up against this in the past, I was always able to figure it out, and usually via the command line. I'll list all the commands I tried so far, followed by other things I've tried below ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

How do I delete data on my iPad Mini 3?

I would like to start over on one of my games. But each time I deleted it and downloaded it again, my data was still there. I’m not sure how to get rid of it. It is updated.
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I recover lost photos from iCloud. They are not in recently deleted

My sister has lost upwards of 400 pictures in an accidental deleting spree. She deleted the photos from her iPhone and it chose to delete it from iCloud too, which is not a big deal in itself, but ...
0
votes
1answer
982 views

can't delete unused kext in mojave

I can't delete this High Sierra kext: AirPortAtheros40.kext I tried in single user mode, or as root. It won't delete! The kext is not loaded. This is the output from terminal Desktop $ sudo rm -rf ...
0
votes
1answer
501 views

deleting java from system library on mac

I can't delete java from my mac. I tried deleting it from system/Library, but it says the os mac system needs it. I want to install an older version because a specific website needs it, but it keeps ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

Delete certain file from TimeMachine using tmutil [duplicate]

I want to delete a certain file from TimeMachine. Using "Delete all backups of..." from the gear/context menu doesn't do anything. No warning/error message appears. What I've found is that messing ...
2
votes
2answers
481 views

Secure delete removed in OSX 10.11 [duplicate]

In OSX 10.10 there was an option to go to Finder > Empty Trash or Finder > Secure Empty Trash In OSX 10.11 there now only seems to be an option for Finder > Empty Trash Any ideas way i can ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How do I delete qmasterd in Incompatible Software folder?

I have this pesky file "qmasterd" that has been moved to the "Incompatible Software" folder by the macOS Installer. It must have been lying around on my Mac from years ago when I had Final Cut Pro v6 ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

How do I get rid of a null app [duplicate]

I have a null app which is quite annoying, I’ve searched up how to delete it but they all say go to storage and delete it from their but the app isn’t in storage and I haven’t found a way to delete it ...
3
votes
0answers
24 views

How can I delete all network users on startup or shutdown?

I want to run this script before any student logs into the computers daily. #!/bin/sh mv /Users/admin /admin wait $pid mv /Users/Shared /Shared wait $pid rm -rf /Users/* wait $pid mv /admin /...
5
votes
1answer
605 views

iTerm2 shortcut for deleting selected

I've set some shortcuts in iTerm2, but I cannot find how to set MS Windows style cut functionality. I want to select some text (which I am able to) and then cut/past it somewhere else. I want also to ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How to securely `shred` a file in Mojave/APFS?

I just came across this thread about securely deleting files: If, by stroke of misfortune, you're on a magnetic medium, have journalling disabled and, for some reason, can't encrypt the disk, ...
2
votes
0answers
52 views

Recovering a deleted file on MacOS

There is an old Unix trick for attempting to recover a deleted file where you run $ sudo grep -C100 string-known-to-be-in-file /dev/sda1 which takes a very long time, but can at least recover a ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

Delete all backups of specific file/folder with tmutil

I'm trying to delete all backups of specific items through the command line. I can accomplish this using the GUI through the following steps: Enter Time Machine Navigate to the file to be deleted ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Delete specific Time Machine backup via GUI

I would like to delete specific Time Machine backups, but not the oldest backup (which Time Machine will do automatically) but one in the middle. Simply dragging it (i.e., a folder such as for example ...
2
votes
3answers
74 views

Terminal command for removing all named files except for one

In Terminal.app, how can I delete all files of a certain name except for one extension? For example if I have: File.docx File.ppt File.pdf File.xlsx File.out File.app FIle.otherextension File2.docx ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

“Cleaning…” phase when deleting apps

I am currently on iOS 12 beta 2. I noticed a new phase when deleting apps and was wondering what it is and what it's doing. After pressing the "X" on the app I want to delete and select "Delete" on ...
2
votes
0answers
86 views

How do I remove a single key combination from the Mac Keyboard shortcut menu?

I know I can set shortcuts by clicking on none and entering my chord. But I can't figure out how to set it back to none without clicking "Restore Defaults" which destroys my entire config, also it ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Deleting already sent texts

If I send a text and then change my mind and delete it, will the other person still see it on their phone?I clicked on the body of the text and the window popped up, giving me the option to delete the ...
0
votes
2answers
12k views

How do I delete photos only from my iPad but not from iCloud

How do I go about deleting all photos from my iPad Pro (A1701) and still have them on iCloud?
1
vote
0answers
39 views

Files disappeared, no trace

Yesterday, my wife imported 350 images from her camera's SD card from her sister's wedding (thus, quite important images), and as we have BackBlaze installed on her macbook for cloud backup, we have ...
1
vote
3answers
77 views

Will deleting my HD and reinstalling macOS delete apps?

I'm selling my MacBook to a friend and obviously want to return it to its newborn state before I do so, following the steps outlined in the Apple support article, What to do before you sell or give ...
3
votes
1answer
54 views

Wipe the SSD of a barely-booting MacBook Air

I have a Macbook Air (mid 2011) that had a RAM problem. Sometimes it turns on, and while still booting macOS it would crash and hang forever due to bad RAM. I want to sell the machine for parts, but ...