Help Deleting Files

Christopher11

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Feb 10, 2007
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Hi. I have three terribly stubborn old mp3 files that I can't seem to delete. I only found out about them because SuperDuper failed to copy my HD and profile, and cited these files as the reason. They're corrupted or something; or the OS thinks they're in use and won't delete them. It's an issue because I can't smart copy my entire drive to an external HD with SuperDuper.

Tonight I tried moving them to the Shared folder, then logging in as another user. Then I trashed the files as that user, and tried to empty trash. Still no luck.

I do hope you have a solution, and thank you most sincerely in advance for any replies.
 

jbarley

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Try deleting them from a Terminal window.
Open Terminal and enter (sudo rm -rf ), thats sudo, space, rm space -rf, space
now drag the file you want deleted into the Terminal window to complete the command.
Press Return and enter your password when prompted.

Please report back if you are successful.
 
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Christopher11

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Feb 10, 2007
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Thank you but it again tells me, in Terminal, 'Invalid Argument'
[doublepost=1551659993][/doublepost]I did exactly as you said, and even tried entering the sudo command by typing it as well as copying and pasting, made sure a space after sudo rm -rf, and it still tells me invalid argument. Any other suggestions? I'm all ears. Thank you guys sincerely.