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cant delete zip file from desktop ?


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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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Try this link:
In Mac OS X, why can't I empty the Trash or throw away a particular file or folder? - Knowledge Base

Also try to unzip it, and then delete it.
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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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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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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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