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Strange doc appeared on desktop

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Dec 2, 2012 4:22 AM

Sorry in advance if I'm being lame but a strange file just appeared on my MacBook Pro screen.


File name is 829CAB00 and it seems to have a spreadsheet icon - it just appeared, can't open it or delete it. If I try and open nothing happens. If I try and delte it says "can't move to trash as cannot be deleted".


A quick google search turned up nothing.


Help anyone?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 5:12 AM (in response to DB512)

    Well, files rarely pop up out of nowhere. Any resemblance of what you were doing when it showed up? Or just before you noticed it's there?


    You should restart the Mac, I'd expect the file to be either gone or trashable then. Should it or something similar happen again, try to take note of what you are ore were just doing.

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 5:56 AM (in response to DB512)

    Select it and then Command-i to bring up the Info panel. What sort of file is it? What are the permissions?

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 6:37 AM (in response to DB512)

    Reboot and then drag it to the trash. It may disappear after you reboot. Sounds like an Exell temp file.


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