Finder won't delete Files sent by Mail.app

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  1. josueblanco macrumors newbie

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    #1
    If I send a file (images, docs, etc.) through Mail.app, and then try to trash that file through Finder, I get an error message when I attempt to empty the trash:

    "The operation can't be completed because "filename" is in use."

    I can do a secure empty trash but want to be able to use the shortcut keys. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
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    If you close Mail, they should delete just fine. The same is true when you've opened a file in Preview or another app. Just close the app that still has the file in use, and you'll be able to empty the Trash.
     
  3. jocamero macrumors regular

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    I'm still experiencing this same issue with the latest version of OS X (10.6.7). Has any found a way to fix this without having to close mail and reopen? :confused:
     
  4. Mikado58 macrumors newbie

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    Possible solution

    This "problem" didn't start until I began using a signature file I created.
    Simply sending an email without the signature didn't solve it. I had to remove all signatures via the MAIL preferences for the problem to go away.
    1. Attach a file to an email
    2. send the email
    3. delete the file from desktop
    4. empty trash.

    Then I recreated the signature. Could not do Step 4 without first quitting mail.
     
  5. jocamero macrumors regular

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    What version of the Mac OS are you using? I'm using 10.7.3 and haven't experienced this bug in quite a while.

     

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