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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Why can't I delete this file? Short screencast showing:

Here is a brief overview of my problem:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10819485/ScreenFlow.mp4

I have tried all sorts of command line inputs, tra****.app, etc ... Help!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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Used a program called AppCleaner to get rid of a program I couldn't delete. Worked.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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It's not a program, it's a folder.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:05 AM   #4
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Used a program called AppCleaner to get rid of a program I couldn't delete. Worked.
In most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.

The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
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Here is a brief overview of my problem:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10819485/ScreenFlow.mp4

I have tried all sorts of command line inputs, tra****.app, etc ... Help!
For problems deleting items or emptying the trash, you may find some useful ideas here:
You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash
Solving Trash Problems
Can't move files to trash
Can't Empty Trash on a Mac
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