Lightroom: Image deletion doesn't work

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Just recently I have been experiencing difficulties in deleting images in Lightroom 5. In the develop module, I select the image I would like to delete, I choose delete from disk, and choose permanently delete them, and nothing happens. I try flagging it with an X, and under photo menu delete all rejected photos, but that does not work either. What may I be doing wrong? Thanks for all your hope. If you have an opportunity, please visit my web site, (I have an interesting story to tell). Thanks
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Tom Baker

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you on Mac or Windows? What version of the OS?
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Mac,os Mavericks - I think it was a permissions problem, when I transferred these images from my MacBook Air, they were locked (under File Info). What i did was to copy the images via my home network to my iMac, and then import them into lightroom. Should I first opened my lightroom on my desktop computer and imported them directly over wi-fi from my macbook Air instead of copying the images? Is there a better way of importing images without their being locked? Thanks for your help!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It has more to do with how/where you transfer the images from and the nature of your user account - which is controlled by the OS (and less to do with how they imported).
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So what recommendations would you make? How can I make a blanket routine to make all images unlocked? Thank you very much for your time and counsel.