Thread: trouble deleting files..
01-25-2005, 08:35 PM #1menace3054Guesttrouble deleting files..
I have two files in my trash can. both are empty folders. when i try to delete them, it says that they are in use.. how could that be if they are empty folders? any way i can find where they are in use and end the process? thanks
01-25-2005, 08:41 PM #2
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01-25-2005, 08:50 PM #3vtupserGuest
You can close all programs open and then restart the finder by right clicking on the finder icon in the dock. I have the same problem if I email a file then try to delete it when Mail is open, but I close Mail it deletes.
01-25-2005, 09:00 PM #4menace3054Guest
i tried all that and it still wont let me.. its wierd, if i try doing secure delete, it says in use. but if i do normal delete, it says the icon is locked. But i checked it and neither are locked, and I have full access to write and read them. thanks for the help
01-25-2005, 09:25 PM #5menace3054Guest
i was able to delete them. i held down the option key so the warning wouldnt come up. thanks for your help though!
01-26-2005, 08:36 AM #6GarGuest
when stuff like that happens i usually take the darwin route. works most times
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