Cannot remove file from trash

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by p-ladea, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2013
    (I'm sorry if this is the incorrect place to post this. Please let me know if this is the case.)


    I am trying to delete a .dmg file from my trash can that was downloaded with the app called "Gimp".

    Recently, I found that I did not need this app anymore, so I deleted it. The app in question should no longer exist on my computer. However, when I try to empty my trash, it says that the file "could not be deleted because it is still in use".

    When I drag it out of my trash, it tells me that the Gimp app is still installed and "cannot be deleted" because it is apparently undeleteable.

    I have tried Appzapper, Super Empty Trash, using Terminal, pretty much everything. I'm still unsure as of what to do.

    Can anyone here help me out? I would really like to completely empty my trash.


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