Cant Delete/Move file from desktop

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  1. makris0000 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    I have a file on my desktop and it wont let me move it or delete it. When I try to put it in the trash it says that the file cannot be deleted. the file name of it is 15085_3.wmv.crdownload


    PLEASE HELP!!!!
     
  2. Stewart21 macrumors regular

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    Try renaming it then try to delete.

    Stewart
     
  3. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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    It wont let me it says An unexpected error occurred (error code -8058).
     
  4. rhythmac macrumors 6502

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    close all open apps....including safari then delete it....if necessary, force close....trust me, this works.
     
  5. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried it and It didn't work it just said "The item “15085_3.wmv.crdownload” can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted."

    Is it a virus or something?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you follow the links in my last post?
    No, it can't be a virus, since no Mac OS X viruses exist. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. You cannot infect your Mac simply by visiting a website, unzipping a file, opening an email attachment or joining a network. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which cannot infect your Mac unless you actively install them, and they can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So you restarted your computer?
    Checked the permissions of the file?
    Checked to make sure the file isn't locked?
    Checked to make sure the file isn't in use?
    Used the recommended Terminal commands?
     
  8. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    It is a partial bit torrent download using Chrome, yes? Ask Google, try Google Search. It is their screwed up browser causing this.
     
  9. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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    I dont know and I dont know how it got on my desktop to begin with. I was turning on my computer and I noticed it there.

    I cannot get any info on the file when I click "Get Info" nothing comes up and with the terminals those were the first things I tried and it didn't work (but i dont know if I did them correctly).
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You didn't say if you tried restarting your computer.
     
  11. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry and I just tried it and it worked. hopefully it wont come back.
     

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