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Icon is locked and cannot be uninstalled - Adobe Photoshop Elements

I tried PSE 1.1 on the 30 day tryout. When it expired, I tried to clean out all the files, but there is one that is locked - something called "Icon" I cannot completely empty the Trash - I get the message "The operation cannot be completed because the item "Icon" is locked" . I cannot find this "Icon" file anywhere in order to unlock it. I am using a Mac G4 running OSX 10.2.6. I have now installed a purchased PSE 2.0 and the locked "Icon" is still in my Trash....

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    Default Icon is locked and cannot be uninstalled

    I tried PSE 1.1 on the 30 day tryout. When it expired, I tried to clean out all the files, but there is one that is locked - something called "Icon" I cannot completely empty the Trash - I get the message "The operation cannot be completed because the item "Icon" is locked" . I cannot find this "Icon" file anywhere in order to unlock it. I am using a Mac G4 running OSX 10.2.6.
    I have now installed a purchased PSE 2.0 and the locked "Icon" is still in my Trash.
    LRobert Johnson Guest

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    Default Re: Icon is locked and cannot be uninstalled

    Robert,

    If you have your Root user enabled you should be able to log in and delete it from that account. If you don't know what I mean by Root, you probably don't have it enabled.

    Check out this Apple Kbase Article <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106237> It'll walk you right through deleting undeletable stuff.

    Joe
    Joe Henry1000 Guest

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    Default Re: Icon is locked and cannot be uninstalled

    Beth,
    Thanks! Your "hold the mouse over the trash" solution worked like a charm!
    I very much appreciate it.
    Bob Johnson
    LRobert Johnson Guest

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    Default Re: Icon is locked and cannot be uninstalled

    I'm glad the Poguey trick worked for you, Bob. My first choice is always whatever is the simplest! I suppose some day I'll have to venture into Rootland, but I'm voting to postpone it as long as I can.
    Beth Haney Guest

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    Default Re: Icon is locked and cannot be uninstalled

    The Pouge trick usually works, but if it doesn't and root is too scary for you, there are some freeware and shareware utilities that give you root privledges and let you force empty the trash in these kinds of cases. There are several, but the one I use is BatchMod.

    Rich
    Richard Coencas Guest

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