my mac thinks a jpg is being used by the OS

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10.4.1 .. I downloaded a jpg from an SD card to the desktop. Tried to throw it away and I got a mssg that it is being used by the operating system..managed to get it into the trash and emptied...but today I see it is back on the desktop with the same error mssg when I try to trash it. Ran applejack twice...no help.
 
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Do a Get Info in the jpg file and see what it says.

Is it locked? Is it a real file or an alias? etc.

Are any applications open that might be using the file?
 
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...jpg in system

thanks ..the error message says the system is using the file...but this morning the jpg file is gone...I had to do a force quit last night and apparently third time is a charm...it probably will be back though : )

I'm new here so I'm not sure if I'm even posting correctly, since the subject line on a reply was blank...if wrong excuse please.
 

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