Can't delete .avi file!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by htg, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. htg macrumors regular

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    #1
    This is really annoying me. I attempted to download a large .avi file (roughly 1.5GB) but for some reason it stopped at 1 and a bit GB. I'm now trying to delete it as I cannot open it (for obvious reasons, it being an incomplete file) but can't. Says that the item is in use. Before you ask, I have tried all the normal suggestions (close all applications, restarting computer and holding option key while clicking empty trash), none have worked and I still can't delete it. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. tug macrumors 6502

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    #2
    what prog did you use to d/l the file? basically what to do is go into the prog, delete the file from the library then empty trash. :)
     
  3. htg thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    I used Safari. How would you delete the file from the library?
     
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  5. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    This terminal command stills working today in 10.8.4, thanks;

    Delete via the Terminal Failing the above, use the following command in Terminal (located in ~/Applications/Utilities)
    Code:
    sudo rm -R
    followed by the location of the file you are trying to delete, e.g.:
    Code:
    sudo rm -R "/Applications/Photoshop CS2/legal/Tieng Viet.html"
     

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