Why can't I delete these from my Downloads folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thadoggfather, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    #2
    You need to offer more information, seriously. Your guess is as good as ours with limited information. What's actually happening when you try deleting them? Any messages come up? Have you tried to logout or restart the computer? Have you cleared the PRAM?
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    #3
    ...and how are you attempting to delete them?
     
  3. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    #4
    Need more info. :confused:

    [edit] However, I've had files that refuse to leave the downloads folder before; nothing the command line couldn't fix. :)
     
  4. Ashka macrumors 6502a

    Ashka

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    #5
    Most locked or stubborn files can be deleted by using:
    Command Option Shift Delete
    The same command can be accesses by using Finder > Empty Trash holding down the option key.
    S.
     
  5. mrmayor92 macrumors 6502

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    it looks as if you were downloading a torrent because of the .part file extension


    try quiting whatever torrent application you are using then try and delete them
     
  6. definitive macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    i've had the exact same thing happen to me twice before. it's probably some malware that tried to download itself onto your computer, but couldn't execute since it was written for windows. restarting your computer should get rid of the files.
     

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