Cannot be deleted because in use?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AreYouIn?, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

    AreYouIn?

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    I have no programs running except safari and I am trying to delete a file off my computer that is from last time I logged in. I have logged out and made sure all programs were closed. Nothing it open and it is saying it is in use.

    Is there anyway I can delete these files without doing it through the trash?
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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  3. AreYouIn? thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AreYouIn?

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    Where would that be? I should say i am running Tiger. There is nothing in the force quit window.
     
  4. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

    harry*333

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  5. Bryn00 macrumors newbie

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    MainMenu

    I use an app called MainMenu. As well a forcing empty trash, it can run all sorts of maintenance scripts etc. It's a great app.

    http://creativebe.com/mainmenu/
     
  6. rkuntze macrumors member

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    Try rebooting, not logging out, you should then be able to delete.
     

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