Undeletable File On Desktop?

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  1. Tsuka, May 23, 2011
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    Tsuka macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. I'm having an issue and I'm kinda stuck with it. I plugged in my droid X phone, and ever since then, I've had this file titled Motorola stuck on my desktop. I don't know how to delete it, and it's just sitting there, mocking me. I've done stuff like drag it to the trash, and tried to delete it in terminal, but I can't think of anything else to try. I searched before posting this, but didn't find anything similar. Help please?

    Thanks in advance. :)
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  2. johto macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried rebooting and then trying to delete again?
    Also check your filesystem for errors(verify) via disk utility.
     
  3. Tsuka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup, It still can't be removed.

    Trying verification now. :)

    "The volume appears to be okay."
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    its a directory of a volume. try:

    $ cd /Volumes
    $ sudo rm -R Motorola
     
  5. Tsuka thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try "sudo rm -R " (with the space at the end) and drag the folder into Terminal and hit enter
     
  7. Tsuka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't drag it into terminal. I tried other files and they work, but this file just moves back to it's spot on the dekstop. :(
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i have one last idea :D if it doesn't work then i have no idea.

    try dragging Finder's plist from ~/Library/Preferences onto your desktop and then killall Finder in Terminal. if that doesn't work drag the plist back and replace and relaunch Finder to get your preferences back.
     
  9. Tsuka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No luck. It's still there. :(

    Thanks for trying to help me. I really do appreciate it.
     
  10. case2001 macrumors 6502

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    Can you do ls function to list the full priviledges of the file? And what is the result. Were there any other programs installed when you plugged the phone in? Finally I would run a ps command and see if there are any processes running that may be restoring the motorola file.
     
  11. case2001 macrumors 6502

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    You might also try the rmdir command or add the rm -d switch. I think you have to have that to remove the directory with the rm command. I usually use the rmdir command myself.
     

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