can't delete file

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by njain, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. njain macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2011
    hi all,

    i recently accidentally downloaded a .avi file and want to delete it. however, when i try to delete it and empty from trash, it says that the operation can not be completed because the file is still in use. i have no programs running and i already restarted my mac. what is the problem? help!

    ps im running osx 10.7.5

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. njain thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2011
    thanks so much for the links. doing a secure empty trash worked

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