Cant delete PDF files on desktop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 420benz, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. 420benz macrumors 6502

    420benz

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    #1
    I have 4 pdf files that wont go away.Would like to get them off my desktop.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    What happens when you try to just drag them into the trash? Are the files maybe open in Preview or another PDF viewing app?

    Try logging out then logging back in then drag to trash.
     
  3. talmy macrumors 601

    talmy

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    #3
    One thing that happens frequently -- if you open the PDF in Preview it stays in use and cannot be deleted even when you close the Preview window. Make sure to quit Preview before trying to trash PDFs.
     
  4. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

    420benz

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    #4
    OK I will give it a try. Thanks
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    #5
    Try this in the exact order:

    1. Drag files you don't want to the trash, but DON'T try to empty the trash yet

    2. Log out of your account

    3. Log BACK INTO your account

    4. NOW try to empty the trash.

    Any better?
     

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