Deleting Files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by e.magnusson, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. e.magnusson macrumors member

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    Is there any way of, um, like 'force deleting' something from the trash? Because I'm trying to delete Google Desktop, and it keeps saying it's in use, and it's not open or anything. This has happened numerous times. Its very annoying. If anyone here knows what to do it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    It sounds like you tried to delete it with it still open. Go into System Preferences, and search for Login Items. Select GoogleDesktop from the list, and click the minus. Then restart, and you should be able to empty the trash.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    FWIW, Google Desktop should be uninstalled using Google Updater.
     
  4. iSee macrumors 68040

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    You could also try restarting your mac while the items are in the trash and then emptying it.

    I think OS X will refuse to start up something that is in the trash so after a reboot the items in the trash can't be in use.
     
  5. AndyClarke macrumors regular

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    Try this link for removal instructions from google:

    http://desktop.google.com/support/mac/bin/answer.py?answer=59954
     

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