Can´t delete "ghost files" on Desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fscarpa, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. fscarpa macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2008
    I exported a project from iMovie (with the "using QuickTime" option; set Desktop as Target folder), but it didn´t get completed, because of an error (HD full) and no file appeared on my Desktop. However, I realised that my HD (once with more than 100Gb free) was suddenly full and after trying to find what was wrong, I found out that the Desktop folder had the Size "of 196GB for 0 items" (picture attached).

    Nothing appears on Desktop on Finder. I tried to rebuilt Desktop, the problem remains. I tried to show hidden files on Terminal and all I see is something like .DS_Store.

    Please, what shall I do?

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  2. sscoolio macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2009
    Murfreesboro, TN
    u tried restarting computer right?

    just checking
  3. fscarpa thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2008
    Yep. Didn't work. But it's fine now. I could manage to delete the hidden files after installing Onyx and using it to show hidden files.

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