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Deleting a duplicate .Pages folder/icon

375 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 1:52 AM by zyfert RSS
zyfert Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)
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Dec 4, 2012 11:24 AM

When I recently created a pages document and saved it to my desktop, a second Pages folder/icon appeared on my desktop which I cannot remove.

I have now deleted the original document however I cannot delete the duplicate.

I cannot even move it on the desktop nor can I can any Info about it.

This is the dialogue: The item “Scope & Seq 9 & 10~.pages” can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted.

Any ideas?, Thanks.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), MacBook iPhone 4S iPod Touch
  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to zyfert)

    If you have downloaded files saved to the Desktop & you have Stuffit Expander installed it will automatically unzip anything it can. If you save downloads to a folder, even a folder on the Desktop, this won’t happen. There is a setting in Stuffit Expander to disable this.

     

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  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to zyfert)

    Even though it's not a download, Stuffit treats any file saved to the Desktop like this. Did you do a Spotlight search for Stuffit? That's the only time I've see this behavior although I guess some other unarchiving utility might do the same thing.

     

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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,320 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:35 PM (in response to zyfert)

    Select the demon document:

     

    Menu > File > Info

     

    Check its permissions (if necessary change them so you can alter it) and whilst you are at it, what is it's size (if it is tiny then it probably is not a Pages document) and what the System thinks it is.

     

    Open Disk Utility and repair the permissions for that drive which may fix the problem as well.

     

    A simple restart sometimes fixes the problem as well.

     

    Peter

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