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  1. bah macrumors newbie

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    Can sombobody please help me? I have a damaged .sitx document on my HD. When I try to delete it, I´m told that the file is being used by another task, and I´m therefore unable to delete it. How do I solve this?

    bah
     
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    Download Cocktail. With this app you can force deletion of the file.
     
  3. bah thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. advres Guest

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    if you log in as the root user you can deleate basically anything you want.


    BE VERY CAREFUL IN ROOT USER MODE - email me if you need more info - you can f up your system and have to reinstall.
     
  5. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    If you restart, generally all tasks are stopped like that if it is actually being used. Otherwise, just go into the terminal and "sudo rm -rf <drag file here>" and shove in your password and you're set.
     
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