File won't delete...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LastLine, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    I've got a .html file in my trash that just won't delete - either on normal empty, or secure. Any ideas why this might be? No error messages or anything.
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

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    #2
    Either log out then back in or re-boot.It will be gone then.Or you will then be able to empty the trash.
     
  3. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Afraid that hasn't worked, tried a log out, a reboot, a shut down...nothing :S
    ANy other ideas? :) It's not a big problem, but it's annoying as hell
     
  4. Peace macrumors P6

    Peace

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    Repair permissions.

    Other than that try Apple's discussions.
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  6. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Here

    Also I would strongly recommend installing Tinkertool. It can delete any file and has many more great maintenance tools.
     
  7. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys - shall try them too!
     
  8. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    When this happens, I usually just move the file to my desktop, then open Terminal and type:
    rm -f ~/Desktop/<filename>

    That gets rid of it.
     

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