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Hey New to this forum.

Just curious about a folder of files i came across on my MacBook Air.
I am unablt to drag them to trash, or right click delete.
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Any suggestions or help will be appreciated,
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That's not a folder of files on your MBA. You did a search, and that Finder window is the result of that search. Did you open one of the files? They look to me like they could be an email or attachment to an email, maybe, but without opening them, you will never know.

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Thank you Ferrarr,
i have tried to open the file and it says Delete Alias or Fix alias, neither do anything but say that the original document could not be found.
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In that case, I would throw them in the Trash.

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It physically won't let me drag them, send them to trash, or manually delete with buttons.
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Agree they are probably mail - personally wouldn't mess with any of the mail folders via the Finder.

Find out where they are - in the Menu bar click on View - Show Pathbar.
This will give you the path of the highlighted item at the bottom of the Finder window.

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Is this a mac you have owned since new? Or, is it new to you?

What year MBA and what OS X version is it running? Do you have a current backup or clone?

The reason I am asking, is if these file are bothering you, you may want to erase hard drive and reinstall OS then restore from backup

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That's a little drastic for a dozen files likely taking up a few kb space.

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I purchased it new in 2011, it is running 10.9.2, they aren't really bothering me, i just worry about it being an underlying issue that could potentially ruin this mac. I've tried everything possible, the show path is selected, still shows no sign of where they are from, its really weird. If they won't cause this mac harm I'm not bothered ill just leave them be
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Thanks heaps for your help guys i really appreciate it
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Agree they are probably mail - personally wouldn't mess with any of the mail folders via the Finder.

Find out where they are - in the Menu bar click on View - Show Pathbar.
This will give you the path of the highlighted item at the bottom of the Finder window.
I haven't been able to get the "path" to work when doing a search before, it works with regular Finder windows fine.

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That's a little drastic for a dozen files likely taking up a few kb space.
It was only a suggestion, if OP wanted to.

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Well, I've had XtraFinder installed for so long now, don't know for sure which functions are Finder and which are added via XtraFinder.

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If it bothers you that much, go to Spotlight in System preferences and uncheck Mail, Websites and anything else you don't want in a search.

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