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    cant delete file
    hi im not sure if im in the right category.

    I have a portable hard disk drive and i download to it,
    one download had a failure and the download aborted i tried to delete the useless folder but when i try to delete
    i get the message the files couldn't be deleted because the file is in use.

    The download prog is closed and even after a restart i cant delete it its always the same message.

    i have a macbook 10.4, and a ntfs hdd (the ntfs works always fine i have the paragon ntfs for mac driver installed

    Any suggestions?

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    2012 Mac Mini: 500GB-8GH : iPad 2 64GB
    I have a portable hard disk drive and i download to it,
    So, you have a portable hard drive and you synced it to your computer?

    Ive never heard on a NTFS hard drive before..did you disconnect the usb/firewire cord, restart the mac then plug it back in? If that dosn't work press force quit (Press Command - Option - Escape simultaneously) and close all unneeded applications.

    Good Luck

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    a ntfs hdd is usually for windows, because there are no limitations i decided format the hdd from fat 32 to ntfs,
    Fat 32 has a 4 gb single filesize limitation.

    i use the paragon driver ntfs for mac and it works great.


    i already rebooted the computer and there are no apps running.

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    Try making a successful import then try deleting the new files..?
    Try the HDD on another system, that should work...maybe you just got the case that you need to replace the Drive for a new one

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