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sjtaylor84 03-07-2007 09:53 AM

Who's using my file that's in the trash?!
 
Hi everyone,

I am familiar with the error when emptying the trash that a file cannot be deleted because it is in use and 9 times out of 10 I just have to close a program in the dock and it deletes it fine. The problem is if I still get this error without any apps open on the dock is there a way of finding out what is using the file I want to delete? I'd rather not force a delete in case I cause problems.

All the best
Simon

RiDE 03-07-2007 10:04 AM

Open the Activity Monitor...

Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor....

Select the file in the Activity Monitor that is causing the "in Use" error... and force quit.

You can also remove the file with a Terminal Command... Let us know if you'd like that.

sjtaylor84 03-07-2007 10:52 AM

Thank you!

RiDE 03-07-2007 10:57 AM

Glad it helped.


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