Shockwave installer stuck

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by sach504, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. sach504 macrumors member

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    #1
    ive got shockwave_installer.sit stuck on my desktop and when i try to delete it, it says that its being used by another task right now. what should i do to get rid of it? im on os x is that matters.
     
  2. yzedf macrumors 65816

    yzedf

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    Connecticut
    #2
    is your web browser still open?

    if not...

    pop open the terminal, enter in "ps ux" (without the quotes) find the process that is running and the PID (process id) number, then type "kill 1234" (1234 is just a example).

    you should then be able to remove it from the desktop.
     
  3. sach504 thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    my web browser is closed. i dont know which process to end so i tried ending some of them but nothing made it work and shockwave is still stuck on my desktop :-\
     
  4. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

    mmmdreg

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    Sydney, Australia
    #4
    logout or restart and see if it's still stuck..if so, just rm it in terminal..."sudo rm -rf /path/to/foo" should do the trick
     

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