Can't delete phantom files from finder?!?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mf89, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. mf89 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    Hi Everyone,

    My Finder window shows some phantom files which are deleted but still showing as a thumbnail - as if they still existed.

    I can't move them anywhere, can't delete them, can't change the permissions and it says the alias is not found if I double click it, and it also won't let me fix the alias.

    I just want to know if any of you have ever had this problem and how you got round it?

    Any help would be great!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    First, have you restarted your computer? That solves many such problems. Second, where exactly are these icons located? Are they on the Finder sidebar or toolbar? If so, hold your command key and drag the icons off the bar and let go. They will disappear.

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