Cannot delete MSN Messenger from trash

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Muscle, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Muscle macrumors regular

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    When I try to remove the msn messenger from trash it gives me an error saying the MSN.Messenger.icns is in use. When I restore and try to open it, I can't because it says the file is corrupt...please help
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Open up Terminal and type in the following command:

    sudo rm -f

    After the -f type a space and then drag the MSN Messenger icon into the terminal and press enter. That should force delete it.

    To delete a folder:
    sudo rm -rf
     
  3. Muscle thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got this error msg, still can't remove it entirely :mad:
    rm: illegal option -- /
    usage: rm [-f | -i] [-dPRrvW] file ...
    unlink file

    Just realized my mac won't let me force delete my uninstalled MS Office 2008 folder either. Getting the same error msg...please help
     
  4. Muscle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Figured it out, thanks for the help :)
     

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