Click on the icon that looks like a file icon to unlock that file. To retrieve a file locked by an app, navigate to the folder you want to retrieve the file from and then delete the file you want it to be deleted from.4. When the password is entered, your documents will appear automatically in a hidden folder. How to Lock Photos on Mac with Password in Easy Ways To unlock your photos, open F-Vault (which requires entering the password) and drag your library and folder from the vault back to where they used to be. Note: How to delete a locked photo.: Backtalk Forum 1. Go to F-Vault in your Library. Open F-Vault's Info, select the Locked icon at the bottom, and press Return. 2. Once at the page that lists your photos, press the button that resembles a smiley face, and you are finished. 3. A message will appear informing you that you need to reenter the password. Delete a Photo by Entering and Releasing the Password You can delete a locked image simply by releasing the password. It is very important to release the password to continue: otherwise, the file will remain locked. When you release the password, your photo gallery will automatically clear of your photos and the Lock icon on the top right will be removed. To allow editing, you must reenter the password when the image is ready. How to Delete a Locked File: Window If that does not work, try typing the password into the Find Go menu, but note that this will not let you edit the file, so be careful. In the Finder's Library tab, choose all the files you want to remove from your library, then click the arrow next to the Locked icon. 4. When a menu appears, press Command+Shift+Delete and you are finished. How to Delete Locked F-Vault Photos: Backtalk Forum 1: The F-Vault app is a security tool developed by Apple to control access to an email account from the command line. To unlock, tap the lock icon in the upper left. 2: After entering the password, your photos and other files will return to their original state. 3: Your Mac will notify you that the photos are already unlocked, and you can choose whether to allow full access.