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Have had this problem too
Authored by: Gonker on Jan 31, '03 04:48:18PM

Hi, I have this problem - a file that will not delete - but mine is compounded in that I am NOT a developer or confident terminal user! Can anyone give me a dummy's guide to ridding this pesky file? Is there an App that can allow me to see the attributees & change them?



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Have had this problem too
Authored by: allie-o on Feb 12, '05 12:33:06PM

Okay, so "Deleting bzy files for Dummies," for any lost souls who stumble upon this apparently dead post.

Open the terminal like they said, type in "rm" then immediately drag that offending file into the terminal. hit enter. if should just disappear. you only get the "permission denied" response if you turn it into two steps--"rm" enter, drag file enter. "rm" is a command that needs a file to operate on.


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ONE MORE STEP (for dummies like me)
Authored by: WhoaTed on Feb 15, '05 11:34:39AM
Thanks for the previous hints/tips/tricks, but it took me (a REAL dummy) one unmentioned step to get it to work: after typing "rm", you need to put a space after it before dragging the errant file to the window. Took me a little while to figure that one out...but in the end this pesky file that has been stuck on my drive for the past two years is finally GONE. Thanks all...

Take care,

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Have had this problem too
Authored by: Morpho on Apr 22, '05 07:54:20PM

Thank you soooo much!!! I stumbled upon this website- I'm a graphic designer & I had a stupid file that wouldn't delete.
Thanks! : )

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