Can't Delete Download

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  1. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

    Barney63

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    #1
    I have an item in my download folder that I can't delete. It is showing a blue line under the folder in the dock as though it is still downloading.
    If I drag it to trash it will go there but still shows as downloading but won't let me empty trash.
    I'm running 10.9.2 on a Feb14 rMBP 13/256/8
    How can I get rid of it?

    Barney
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Is it mounted as a DMG on your desktop or can you see it in Disk Utility?

    If you can, you need to eject it prior to deletion.
     
  3. Barney63 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Barney63

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    I've just checked Disk Utility and it was there so I unmounted it.
    It still won't go though :(

    Barney
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Once it's dismounted and in the trash, try a restart then try emptying the trash again...As long as it doesn't re-mount at boot up that should get rid of it...
     
  5. Barney63 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Always worth checking...DMG's don't always appear on the desktop...Can be annoying...Glad it's gone.
     

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