Can't delete cache files!!

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  1. zosoeffex70 macrumors newbie

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    I read that I should periodically delete my cache(s), but can't delete the following files. I get 'The operation cannot be completed because the item "com.appleInlDataCache.sbdl.501 is in use." Also happens with com.apple.FCacheLocalDomain & com.apple.FCacheUserDomain. I'm on a PowerBook G4 using 10.2.8 -- I read there is a way to delete these recalcitrant files, but don't remember how?*@#%*
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  2. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Try typing in the terminal "sudo rm -rf com.appleInlDataCache.sbdl.501"

    Just leave out the quotations and do that for the other things you want to delete.
     
  3. zosoeffex70 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, BUT...I went to the Terminal and typed as you suggested "sudo rm -rf (file name)" and still see the file in my Library/Caches folder. Did I miss something here. I'm not familiar with Terminal. I just press enter once I type what you suggested; correct?
     
  4. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Did you press return after you typed "sudo rm -rf...."?
     
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    oops, sorry... ready your post wrong.

    If those are the only things you can't delete then I wouldn't worry about it too much. Sometimes if you restart your computer then try to delete them it will work. Good luck.
     
  7. zosoeffex70 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, thanks for you help. 'preciate it and I'll give that last suggestion a try.:D
     

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