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Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!


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I have 3 pictures on my desktop and I can't deleted them! This window appear when I try to..
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Sorry can't put the window so... it is written in the window:
The items «...» is being used by another task right now.
(Other task include moving, copying, or emptying the trash)
Try again when the other task is complete.

It's been 2 days, so the »task» suppose to be done...no?

Somebody have a clue!
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Have you tried restarting the computer?

If that does not work you can go into terminal type in

rm

hit a space after rm and drag the file into the terminal window then hit enter

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Yes I already have restart it....
I'm not really a computer geek, so can you explain what you mean by typing in the terminal rm????????
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Go to applications -> utilities and open up the program terminal
When the text is done loading (doesn't take long at all) type in

"rm "
without the quotation marks....drag in one of the files and you will see the address of the file next to rm. Hit enter and that should get rid of it for you

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[................-Computer:~] .........%
[...............:~] .............% rm/Users/........../Desktop/Grand_lido.jpg
rm/Users/.............../Desktop/Grand_lido.jpg: Command not found.
[.....................-Computer:~] ...............% :closed:
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there is a space after rm

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You forgot to enter a space before you dropped the file name.

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I forgot to put a «space» after the «rm». So it was deleted!!!
Thanks a lot trpnmonkey41 for this wonderful tip!
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