Undeletable files?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ColoJohnBoy, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

    ColoJohnBoy

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    #1
    My roomie has a little problem - there's a file on her desktop that can't be deleted. She can't even put it in the trash - she receives a message that says the file is in use - any ideas on how to delete it?
     

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  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #2
    Open Terminal, then type

    cd desktop
    sudo rm filename

    Hopefully that'll do it.
     
  3. ColoJohnBoy thread starter macrumors 65816

    ColoJohnBoy

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    Worked like a charm, Nermal. Hope you're enjoying Abu Dhabi.
     

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