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coalrunner

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Hello :)

I made the awful mistake of dragging the LaunchU3.exe off of a removable disk onto my desktop and now I can not send it to the trash because it is locked. I have an IMac running with Tiger OS X. Can you help me? I want to trash it.

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All I could find was the windows version of the unlocker. Will it work on a Mac?
 

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Ok...now I feel like an idiot and I am only telling this so others will not do the same thing. I downloaded the unlocker and of course it did not work on my mac. THEN I got the bright idea to right click and just open the file. Low and Behold there was a lock with a little check in the box. I simply unchecked the lock and unlocked the darn thing and moved it to the trash. I spent way too much time on this :eek: I guess I have learned a valuable lesson though. Next time I will open the file and check it out first. Thanks for your help though. It is good to know there are people out here with suggestions.

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Vicki, I put up with that damned LaunchU3.exe on my desktop till I finally Googled it and that took me to your entry on this thread and thanks to you, that useless thing is gone from my lovely little iMac.
 

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Madame Lafarge, I am glad someone else is learning from my mishaps :) Glad you got the darn thing trashed.
 
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I have the same problem with the LaunchU3.exe stuck on my desktop but when I tried to follow what you did and open the application but when I try to do that it asks me to choose and application to open it with. So I don't know what that's about but I may have erased some files when I first plugged in the USB... does anyone have any advice for me?
 
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On a Mac, Ctrl-Click on the LaunchU3.exe, a menu appears, and then select "Get Info". In the window that "Get Info" displays there is a checkbox for Locking. Remove the check from that, and then it should be unlocked.
 
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thank you so much for the advice, it was a quick and easy fix! and here i was starting to think that i would be stuck with this icon on my desktop forever ...
 
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