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    Default Unable to delete files from USB - Opensuse 11.4

    Hello,
    I used imagewriter to create an iso for an os. I now want to remove the files that where created from this process but they are locked. I have tried to reformat the drive using partitioner but 2 USB drives show in dolphin after this process and the files still remain. Any suggestions to help me fix this issue please.
    Many thanks in advance for your help.

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    Hello,
    I used imagewriter to create an iso for an os. I now want to remove the files that where created from this process but they are locked. I have tried to reformat the drive using partitioner but 2 USB drives show in dolphin after this process and the files still remain. Any suggestions to help me fix this issue please.
    Many thanks in advance for your help.
    Where did you place these iso files at? Normally, we would copy any such downloaded files to /home/username/Downloads where you have full read/write rights to the files. These files are large and perhaps you need to use the real "Delete" command as opposed to moving them to the Trash. If you go into Dolphin / Settings / Configure Dolphin / General (On Left) / Context Menu Tab AND check Show 'Delete' Command. Then you can Delete a file as well as move it to the Trash.

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    Default Re: Unable to delete files from USB - Opensuse 11.4

    I used imagewriter to write the iso image to the USB from the Downloads folder. But now the files on the USB wont delete. I also checked the delete box in the settings as you described but the move to trash and delete options are now greyed out so I had to uncheck that delete option. What could be causing that? Also when moving the file to trash it says that /media/CDROM/Chrome_OS_Linux-read-only.i686-1.3.767 is read only. I'm guessing that that is the cause, do you agree and if so how do I changed this setting please.
    Many thanks for your help.

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    Sounds like you either don't have rights to them ( as if saved by root) or just the fact they are set as read only. I suggest you go to the menu / System / File Manager / File Manager - Super User Mode, enter the root password and then try to remove these files.

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    Default Re: Unable to delete files from USB - Opensuse 11.4

    On 2011-06-15 08:36, darren787 wrote:
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    > I used imagewriter to write the iso image to the USB from the Downloads
    > folder. But now the files on the USB wont delete. I also checked the
    > delete box in the settings as you described but the move to trash and
    > delete options are now greyed out so I had to uncheck that delete
    > option. What could be causing that? Also when moving the file to trash
    > it says that /media/CDROM/Chrome_OS_Linux-read-only.i686-1.3.767 is read
    > only. I'm guessing that that is the cause, do you agree and if so how
    > do I changed this setting please.
    > Many thanks for your help.


    Which is correct. You have "burned" an iso image to an USB stick, and now
    the files _inside_ the iso can not be deleted. Of course not - as it should
    be. And no, it can not be changed.

    You can, however, delete the entire iso image by formatting the USB stick
    again.

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    Default Re: Unable to delete files from USB - Opensuse 11.4

    Did you read my earlier post??? I have already tried to reformat the USB and NO IT DOSE NOT REMOVE THE FILES!!!!!

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    darren787 wrote:
    > Did you read my earlier post??? I have already tried to reformat the
    > USB and NO IT DOSE NOT REMOVE THE FILES!!!!!


    You're not likely to get much help whilst you're rude to the people
    trying to help you!

    Try reading http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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    Default Re: Unable to delete files from USB - Opensuse 11.4

    Your right however I do not appreciate the tone used in the post by "robin_listas" above. Quote "the iso can not be deleted. Of course not - as it should be. And no, it can not be changed."
    I do not think that this tone was called for either.

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    Default Re: Unable to delete files from USB - Opensuse 11.4

    darren787 wrote:
    > Your right however I do not appreciate the tone used in the post by
    > "robin_listas" above. Quote "the iso can not be deleted. Of course not
    > - as it should be. And no, it can not be changed."
    > I do not think that this tone was called for either.


    It's entirely your supposition that there is any "tone" there in the
    first place. So get over it. Learn to read messages with an open mind
    and extract what's of value to you. Don't vent your frustration with
    your problem on the people trying to help you.

    In the meantime, have you reread the thread and actually tried all the
    suggestions? What were the results?

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    Default Re: Unable to delete files from USB - Opensuse 11.4

    Yes I agree about reading messages wrong and being angry, no excuse but I responded because of other factors at the time and I can see that it was not called for, Sorry to all members for my over reaction.
    I will re look at all suggestions above tomorrow because I need to have a clear mind. Thanks to all for trying to help me, it is appreciated.

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