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    colleenAZ's Avatar
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    cant delete zip file from desktop ?
    was wondering if anyone has any suggestions ....

    i have 2 zip files on my desktop, 3 appeared after i downloaded a picture from my email.

    the one that i was able to open and get the picture from, i could send the the trash and delete.

    the other two, i cant open and the system says they cant be moved to the trash because they cant be deleted.

    ive done a google search and read something about it possibly being partially downloaded files, but nothing that is helping me actually delete them..

    any advice ?

    thanks in advance

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    Do you have a complete error message or a screenshot of the dialog that you get when you try to trash them?
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    heres a screen shot of the error msg
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    it wont even let me move it into another folder i made on the desk top

    cant get into the get info either

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    Quote Originally Posted by roflitskyle View Post
    leopard/and or snow leopard auto unzips files when you double click on them

    nothing happens when i double click these

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    colleenAZ's Avatar
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    i did a disk verify and repair permissions .... still wouldnt budge.
    but i shut the system down, after i turned everything back on .... the files were gone !

    thanks to everyone !

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