I Dragged All My Images to My Desktop..Help

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  1. nbhagat84 macrumors newbie

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    So I tried dragging them all from "My Images" Into a seperate folder. By accident, I dragged them all onto the desktop. Now, when I try to delete them all, it says "Stop, Skip, Or Continue" Because these Images are being used by an application. I have to do that for 5,772 images. I dont have the time to go through every image for that. Is there ANYWAY I can delete them or move them? Its making my MacBook extremely slow.

    Thanks
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Hold down the Option key and click on the Empty Trash item from the Finder menu.
     
  3. nbhagat84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How does that help me at all? They arent in the trash, they are all on the desktop...
     
  4. Jamesl94 macrumors regular

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    Haha, can't help you, but could you please post a print screen?:D
     
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    It doesn't help you. I thought you had put them in the trash. I guess I read it wrong.

    Edit: You don't happen to have them opened up in Preview or iPhoto do you?
     
  6. nbhagat84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah Here.

    This is what it looks like when I select everything from my desktop in the finder and try to delete them all.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    go to the edit menu, and start clicking "undo" until they are back where they started out.
     
  8. nbhagat84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did this about a week ago and havent had time to address the problem until now.
     
  9. raremage macrumors 6502a

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    First, off, please use caution with what I am going to suggest.

    Open a terminal window - you should be in the root of your user directory.

    CD to the Desktop folder

    Use something close to the following command: rm *.jpg

    That should do it. Just tested it on my system with a couple of files I copied to my desktop and worked fine.
     
  10. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    select "list view", order by "kind", then select ONLY the images, drag those to the trash.

    If you select everything then youre selecting your HDD's along with them, which ejects drives when dragged to the trash. Obviously it wont let you eject your main HDD.
     
  11. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    The error/prompt box is saying those images are in use, as in you're running a program that's accessing them. Either that, or your hard disk image is in there somewhere as well.
     
  12. samac92 macrumors 6502a

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    Restart your mac, then try deleting them before opening any applications.
     

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