3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2012 12:01 PM by dee-g
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I recently bought a new macbook pro (2.3 GHZ, i5, 4gb ram...) and began to download some torrents. I was converting one movie file to play on my iphone but I cancelled the conversion because I realized the picture quality of the movie wasn't that great. I deleted the file but now there is a left over file that can only be seen under the "all my files" section in the Finder that I canno delete. There is no icon for this file except for this grayed out cut out.


When I click "get info" I'm unable to move to trash that way and it says I have "unknown access" under the sharing and permissions tab. I can't drag the file to the trash bin and when I do, another file is taken instead.  When I click on the icon this message displays -The alias “Immortals.2011.DVDScr#8B1B.divx” can’t be opened because the original item can’t be found" I'm given options to click "Delete alias, Fix alias, or Ok". When I click delete alias, nothing happens, when I click Fix alias I can't find the original becuase I've obviously deleted it and clicking ok just closes the message.


I have two questions,


1. When I "get info" on file, it states that the file size is 956 mb. Is it really taking that much space up on my hd? I know I deleted the original file. What gives?


2. How can I delete this file?


I could really use some help on this. I've asked my friends and they coudln't figure it out either.

I'd appeciate any and all who can give me some ideas.






Message was edited by: dee-g

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