Can't Get Rid of App In Trash Folder

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  1. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    I installed Palm Desktop on my MacBook in an effort to resurrect an old PDA. After fooling around with it for a few minues I realised that it is a hideous excuse for a program. I dragged it in AppZapper and gave it the heave ho. The problem started when I tried to empty my Trash. I get an error "The operation cannot be completed because Localized.rsrc is in use." I've tried spotlight and I cannot find this file, or the process that is using it. Any suggestions?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Have you tried shutting it down beacause it might be running and if it is it will show in process menu(I'm not in front of my mac right now so bare with me)




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  3. dsnort thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've shut down everything I can think of, restarted a couple of times, and shut down every process that I could without getting logged out, no luck.
     
  4. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    wow, dejavu, I did exactly the same thing recently, was going to use an old PDA.. it didnt work how I wanted so i bailed it all and this same thing happened to me.

    I spotlight searched the file, to find it's full path, then i opened Terminal and removed it from the command line

    rm -f filename.blah

    bye bye file
     
  5. dsnort thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've never done anything in Terminal, not sure what to do. Also, spotlight doesn't pull up the file, or its path.
     
  6. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    Palm Desktop, among several other programs, puts a item or two in your Login items. First, go to System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items & highlight any Palm items (do not check the box, that just hides the process) & click the minus sign at the bottom of the list. You may have to click the lock to make changes. This will stop these from starting when you log in. Now you should be able to restart, log in & then empty the Trash.

    I use Activity Monitor rather than Terminal to stop processes.
     
  7. Josephkyles macrumors regular

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  8. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    take it out of the trash to the desktop.
    highlight it and hit command "i"

    at the bottom where the file permissions are listed under details, change all the items to your name (they may have other owners such as sys or wheel, etc.) and make them all read/write.

    move the file to the trash and empty trash.

    if you do a lot of that kind of thing, d/l something like chop or chmod where you can drop the file onto the app and have it change the permissions auto.
     

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