Help Me Empty My Trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dsnort, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. dsnort macrumors 68000

    dsnort

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    #1
    I have just deleted a program from my Mac using appzappper. But now when I go to empty my trash I get the error message "Operation Cannot be Completed Because "Localized.rsrc" is in use". The program I am trying to get rid of is Palm Desktop. I have looked all over the place looking for this "localized. rsrc" to shut it down, but I can't find it. At first I was just trying to clear away an unwanted app, now this is taking on the proportions of a quest! Please help!
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    #2
    have you restarted and then try to delete or download onyx or similar software to force empty trash?
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    First thing would be to log out of your account and back in. There may be a program that launches when you log into your account that is using that file. Just because you've moved it to the trash doesn't mean it's not in use.

    If that doesn't work I would try a reboot and then try to remove it from the trash...

    Then if that doesn't work... well... read somebody else's post that knows more... :)
     
  4. oblomow macrumors 68000

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    You can always delete it manually: start Terminal and issue the following commands.
    cd .Trash; rm NameOfNaughtyFile
     
  5. dsnort thread starter macrumors 68000

    dsnort

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    Thanks, that worked. Now I'm just hoping that file wasn't something my Mac desperately needed!:eek:
     

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