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joeg679 06-13-2011 11:02 PM

Emptying trash
 
I am trying to empty the trash, but a few things won't delete. I keep getting a messgae that says:

The operation can’t be completed because the item “vlc-1.1.10 20-22-53.dmg” is in use.

I am also getting that for a few other things that I downloaded.

vansmith 06-13-2011 11:33 PM

DMGs will create those errors if they are still mounted. Take a look on your desktop for a VLC mounted disk (icon on the far right here) and eject it by dragging it to the Trash or right clicking it and selecting eject.

joeg679 06-13-2011 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vansmith (Post 1252375)
DMGs will create those errors if they are still mounted. Take a look on your desktop for a VLC mounted disk (icon on the far right here) and eject it by dragging it to the Trash or right clicking it and selecting eject.

I think when I tried to eject it earlier, it wound up deleting vlc. Is that possible? It's my first day with a mac, so I'm a little slow. Thanks

vansmith 06-13-2011 11:37 PM

You have to drag the apps out of the mounted disk image into your Applications folder. Take a look at this guide to get a better sense of how you should install applications.

joeg679 06-13-2011 11:44 PM

Thanks, that worked. Also, I downloaded echofon for mac, but i like the firefox addon better. How do I uninstall a program like I would on a pc? I thought I deleted echofon by dragging it into trash, but the icon is still on the top of the screen

vansmith 06-14-2011 12:01 AM

It's probably because it's still running. Quit it and you should be fine.


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