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I have a file in my downloads folder, I'm not sure how it got there, but it will not delete just by dragging it to the trash bin. How can I get rid of it?
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It's part of your user account. I find it quite handy myself. Why not use it?

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It's part of your user account. I find it quite handy myself. Why not use it?
Was there an answer somewhere in this reply to the OP?

@OP, can you highlight the file in your Downloads folder and then Get Info on it, at the bottom expand the "Sharing & Permissions" section and that will tell you what your permissions to the file are. If it is set to "Read & Write" you should be able to delete, if only "Ready Only" try changing it to "Read & Write"..

If that doesn't work, you might want to open up a terminal and then issue something like:
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cd ~/Downloads
sudo rm <file>
Enter your password when prompted and it will try to delete the file using Superuser permission, be ABSOLUTELY certain about what file you are deleting..

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The file is named "3ROjYevN.pdf.part" When I click on the downloads stack in my dock it's in the stack, but when I open the downloads folder it's not in there. When I click on the file in the stack I get a pop-up saying the application can't be found.
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Raz0rEdge had the same advice I would give. Try that.

If it's some cahce issue with the Dock, you may want to go into Terminal and type:

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killall Dock
followed by the Return key, this will reset your Dock.
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