Can't empty file in trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 06Honda, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. 06Honda macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have a file ending in .pxm that I cannot delete. When I select empty trash it says " The operation can't be completed because the (filename) is in use". How do I delete this file, thanks.

    Note: When I downloaded the file and double clicked it the file opened in my pixelmator app, that app is closed.
     
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    #2
    maybe it's still in memory as inactive? If so, use the purge command in terminal to fix this. Or try a restart, that's what I always do when my trash is acting up.
     
  3. 06Honda thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thanks VM, that suggestion regarding restarting worked.
     

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