Why can't delete this damn thing?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Caanan, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Caanan macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011
    When I try to delete an old copy of Google Chrome, I get this message:


    However you can see that I clearly have the permissions I need to delete it:


    What am I doing wrong?

  2. res1233 macrumors 65816


    Dec 8, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Some file within the google chrome app bundle is being used currently. Google likes to update their browser without your consent, and it's possible that background process is using something within the bundle.

    Summary: A restart should fix it.
  3. canadianpj macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2008
    Agreed. Restart is the way to go for that. I have had that a few times with Lion when trying to delete something. It does not appear to be running but clearly something is making use of it somehow.
  4. Caanan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011

    That was it. Just needed a restart. Thanks for the advice. :)

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