Help! can't delete file.

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  1. oxxygenn macrumors newbie

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    hey guys, sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, i wasn't sure where to post it. I read a post like tis about a similar file but couldn't figure it out. I downloaded adobe photoshop and premiere elements 9 and it gave me the Akamai file thing. it's called netsession_mac_13d7a2d. And my problem is i want to delete it because i don't know what it is and i've deleted the programs.:confused: there is also the debug.log file that i cant delete either. how can i do this? thanks.

    P.S. whenever i attempt to delete it it says the file is in use which is my problem.
     

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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Open the Terminal and type

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    lsof | grep <filename>
    
    Replace <filename> with the actual filename obviously. It'll tell you what program is using the file.
     
  3. oxxygenn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not quite sure what it means but this is what it said. I also managed to delete the logs folder and the debug.log file
     

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  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It says an executable called /Applicatoins/Akamai/netsession_mac_13d7a2d is using the file.
     
  5. oxxygenn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but that is the file that im trying to delete
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Well you'll have to stop the program from executing before you delete it.
     
  7. oxxygenn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha alright, thanks for the help, but how do i do that?:p sorry, don't know to much ...
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I've no idea. I don't know what it is. I don't know where it came from. I don't know how you started it in the first place.

    You could try killall netsession_mac_13d7a2d in the terminal
     
  9. oxxygenn thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. documan1 macrumors newbie

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    Could I ask how you deleted and also if you found it was a necessary file? THX
     

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