Can't delete folders on NAS - OS says in use but isn't

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by propower, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. propower macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2010
    I am trying to clean up a NAS drive and when I go to delete a folder it says it can't because a file is in use. If I go into the folder and delete all the files that works. There are TONS of files in lots of folders.

    What is the way out??? I haven't opened this NAS drive in months!
  2. iRaynor SK macrumors 6502

    iRaynor SK

    Nov 15, 2014
    Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
    I had the same problem with WD My Cloud. Solution was to use another device (in my case iPad) to delete it.
  3. propower, Dec 9, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018

    propower thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2010
    Tried it from another Mac computer on the network - no go yet :-(

    Tried it from a Windows machine - YAY - it worked!

    So what is the deal?? Mac OSX Mojave Beta 10.14.2 (18C52a) can't delete these but Windows can... Is there really no way??
  4. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Have you tried disconnecting/logging off and reconnecting? I had directories on my NAS I was not able to open. Reconnecting solved this.
  5. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016

    Could it be an SMB version issue?

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