StifleStand zip download Problem with the Icon.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rory Manton, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Ok, I admit it I am anal when it comes to my home screens, I like them to be uncluttered with pointless icons, files and other things so , in my stupidity I downloaded StifleStand to get rid of the pointless newsstand icon on my phone and pad. Now ,however I am stuck with the file/folder thing stuck on my mac as it won't delete. No mater what I try I get the following message

    The item “StifleStand.zip.download” can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted.

    Can anybody help an idiot get rid of it please?

    Thanks

    Rory
     
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    If you can get the file into the trash, enable "Secure Empty" on your trash then right click on the trash can and select "Secure Empty Trash". I use this method often to remove files which give me that error.
     
  3. Rory Manton, Oct 10, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012

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    Thanks for the reply.

    When dragged across to the bin it won't even illuminate the bin to let you dump it in. Very frustrating.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update. Being the smart cookie (sic) that I am I decided to restore my desktop to a time previous to this insidious piece of crap appearing on it. I am now left with a grayed out icon that I still cant get rid off but I can no longer click on to open or do anything too.
     

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