Weird. Can't delete dmg.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rinseout, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. rinseout macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2004
    Weirdness with a dmg: Try to mount it, but it does not appear in the finder. So I drag it to the trash and try downloading it again. This time it works fine, so I do what I need, eject it, and drag the second copy to the trash. Try emptying the trash... fails because one of the dmgs is in use. I check finder, but nothing appears as a mounted volume. Drag the undeleted copy back out of the trash. Open, and see that it is mounted. So I unmount it in Terminal, and try dragging it back to the trash. I still cannot empty the trash because the dmg is still "in use", even though neither the Finder nor Terminal report it as mounted.

    How do I get rid of this thing?
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Try Secure Empty Trash, that helped me get rid of a stubborn file just a couple of days ago...
  3. Yebot macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2004
    Restarting usually helps me get rid of a stubborn .dmg.
  4. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    make sure that if you've opened any documents from the dmg that you've quit the applications they used....i've had similar issues ejecting external drives when I've still got an application open after reading a file directly from the disk....even after the document is closed

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