can't delete file from the desktop

havok416

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 21, 2002
20
0
Toronto
I've got a file on my desktop created by IE when I was trying to download something. I cancelled the download, but the file is still there.

When I try to delete it, I get an error tellimg me that "the file is being used by another task right now" and "Try again when the other task is completed"

Only thing is, there is no other task. IE is closed, and I've even rebooted. I still can't delete this thing. I'm running 10.2.2.

Can anyone help?
 

dutchmaster

macrumors newbie
Oct 20, 2001
17
0
deleting installer file

I had the same problem in 10.1 after installing a photoshop 7 'beta'. Even after deleting the 'beta' it wouldn't let me trash it. Finally when i upgraded to Jaguar (10.2) it disappeared. thankfully. it was an ugly icon.
 

havok416

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 21, 2002
20
0
Toronto
I gave it a shot, and the file is gone from the download window... but not from the desktop! This is too strange. I might have to get some unix friends to delete this thing from the terminal or something...
 
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