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    Aug 20, 2010
    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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    Fodge's Avatar
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    Aug 12, 2010
    Seattle, WA
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    It's part of your user account. I find it quite handy myself. Why not use it?
    Computers don't make mistakes, they do what they do on purpose
    ~ Dale Gribble

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    Quote Originally Posted by Fodge View Post
    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:
    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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    Member Since
    Aug 20, 2010
    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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    RiDE's Avatar
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    Sep 13, 2006
    Deep in the heart of Texas!
    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:

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

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