Issues deleting application...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HolyHealy, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. HolyHealy macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, Iv'e been a long-time lurker of the forums here but have never had to register until now. I can't find my answer anywhere.

    Anyway, I have an application that I would like to trash and get rid of but when I drag it to the trash it says I can't because its in use. I see nothing indicating that it is in use.

    Does anyone know how I can check to see if its being used and, if so, how I can close it? Terminal command or otherwise.

    Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You could open Activity Monitor (in your Utilities folder) to see if there is a process running in the background that might not be readily visible. Make sure you select "All Processes" from the drop-down menu at the top.
     
  3. HolyHealy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, I had tried that, w/o the "All Processes" part, earlier. I can't determine which of those processes corresponds to the application.

    I know I could probably restart and be ok, but I feel like being able to close anything at my discretion is something I should know how to do.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    What is the application? Does it come with an uninstaller? Are there uninstallation instructions on the developer's website?
     
  5. HolyHealy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The application itself I was able to trash. Its called Graboid. I used it to download a movie for school and now I dont need it. I trashed the app itself. But it also had an "app" called "Graboid DLManager" which I assume was the download manager. But for some reason I cant shake it. I'll check the developers site, good call on that.
     
  6. mpau0516 macrumors newbie

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    Try to reboot the Mac, and then drag to trash. then option click empty trash.
     

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