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    Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!
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    Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!
    :mad:
    I have 3 pictures on my desktop and I can't deleted them! This window appear when I try to..

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    Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!
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    Can't deleted files on my desktop!
    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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    Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!

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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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    Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!
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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????????
    thanks!

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    Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!

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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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    Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!
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    Doesn't work!

    Last login: Wed Oct 6 15:55:26 on ttyp1
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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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    Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!

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    there is a space after rm
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    Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!
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    Cool
    You forgot to enter a space before you dropped the file name.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Can't Deleted Files On My Desktop!
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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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