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can't trash a file (may not exist???)


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so um...i have this file...i think it was part of a download file chrome was using, but it's on my desktop and now it won't go away. (TG-wootan-application-outside-texas.pdf.crdownload) I mean, not just it won't empty from the trash---won't even get dragged to the trash. here's the error message:
The item “TG-wootan-application-outside-texas.pdf.crdownload” can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted.

then I tried doin it from the terminal--

rm TG-wootan-application-outside-texas.pdf.crdownload
and it gave me:
rm: TG-wootan-application-outside-texas.pdf.crdownload: No such file or directory

and i checked to make sure i was in the right directory when I ran the command by deleting another file which was in the same folder. so I really don't know what's up. but it's kinda annoying to have a file layin around my desktop that won't go away. any ideas?
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This is probably just a temporary file that really shouldn't be there any more but your system has glitched and it is still viewable.
Have you tried a simple restart of your OS or logout then back in again? Usually causes these kind issues to go away.

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thanks simon! i should have thought of that...well...actually i did, but i thought i had already tried it. lol. guess i didn't; it worked. peace
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Glad it's sorted now for you

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