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zblaxberg
Dec 2, 2011, 08:49 PM
Hey friends,

I was working in Final Cut Pro 7 the other day and I'm using Lion. I started to export a video but cancelled the export as I had forgotten something. Ever since I have had the .MOV file on my desktop and I can't delete it. I've tried restarting the computer but every time I try to drag it to the trash, I get a notification: " The item "Sequence 1.mov" can't be moved to the Trash because it can't be deleted."

Any advice? Restarting doesn't work. I also can't right click and "get info" so I can't check the permissions of the file. The get info option is one I can click but nothing happens. Thoughts?



Partron22
Dec 2, 2011, 10:37 PM
Try this:
Open a Terminal window.
Type the letters rm and a space.
Grab the offending file with your cursor, and drag it over the line you just typed in the Terminal window.
Release the mouse button.
That should give you a line that looks like:
rm /Users/yourname/Desktop/Sequence\ 1.mov
Hit the return key.
You might be asked if you want to override permissions.
If so, type y and hit return again.
The file should disappear.

You might need to be in Admin mode to do this.

From man rm:
DESCRIPTION
The rm utility attempts to remove the non-directory type files specified
on the command line. If the permissions of the file do not permit writ-
ing, and the standard input device is a terminal, the user is prompted
(on the standard error output) for confirmation.

MacUser2525
Dec 2, 2011, 11:13 PM
Try this:
Open a Terminal window.
Type the letters rm and a space.
Grab the offending file with your cursor, and drag it over the line you just typed in the Terminal window.
Release the mouse button.
That should give you a line that looks like:
rm /Users/yourname/Desktop/Sequence\ 1.mov
Hit the return key.
You might be asked if you want to override permissions.
If so, type y and hit return again.
The file should disappear.

You might need to be in Admin mode to do this.

From man rm:


Or


sudo rm -f /Users/yourname/Desktop/Sequence\ 1.mov

To do it as superuser (admin) and force the removal if that don't do it nothing short of a re-install will.