What is this file?

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  1. brian9271 macrumors 6502

    brian9271

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    Hey guys, for about 3 to 4 days now, I've had this file in my trash, and I can't delete it, if I drag it out, it will disappear but then will go back into the trash after a while,

    heres the image

    Thanks
     

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It's the result of a glitch in something or other, possibly from the system failing to properly empty the trash previously. I wouldn't worry about where it's there, just how to get rid of it. Open Terminal and run:

    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trashes
     
  3. brian9271 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, but um... no luck in using sudo rm -rf ~/.Trashes in terminal... I guess I'll just have to bear with it for now...
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That's because I mistyped it. :eek:

    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
     
  5. brian9271 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing that the code you gave me is right, but still does not clear it, strange... :confused:
     

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