Cant Delete/Move file from desktop

makris0000

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 20, 2011
60
1
Clearwater Beach
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!!!!
 

rhythmac

macrumors 6502
Mar 29, 2009
339
55
NYC
close all open apps....including safari then delete it....if necessary, force close....trust me, this works.
 

makris0000

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 20, 2011
60
1
Clearwater Beach
close all open apps....including safari then delete it....if necessary, force close....trust me, this works.
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?
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,436
800
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."
Did you follow the links in my last post?
Is it a virus or something?
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.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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800
none of those worked
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?
 

Dane D.

macrumors 6502a
Apr 16, 2004
645
8
ohio
It is a partial bit torrent download using Chrome, yes? Ask Google, try Google Search. It is their screwed up browser causing this.
 

makris0000

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 20, 2011
60
1
Clearwater Beach
It is a partial bit torrent download using Chrome, yes? Ask Google, try Google Search. It is their screwed up browser causing this.
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.

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?
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).
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,436
800
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).
You didn't say if you tried restarting your computer.
 
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