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File won't delete in Trash..

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nando415 Calculating status...
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Feb 5, 2007 6:11 AM
There is a file in my trash that wont delete. Its called Tiếng Việt.html and was from the Adobe Photoshop > Legal folder. When I try to rename it or edit it I get an error code -43 and when i try to change the Owner from system to myself in Get Info I get an error code -213. Does anyone know what I can do, its pretty annoying that my trash is always full.
mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Konark Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2007 6:13 AM (in response to nando415)
    Well at times it happens that the file is being used in some sort of a way, restarting the computer and then trying to delete it may help.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 2 GHz 1 GB SD RAM 100 GB HDD
  • John Wagner Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2007 6:33 AM (in response to nando415)
    The filename contains illegal characters. Adobe has a web page on how to remove it here:

    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=332657

    I used "fsck" from the command line to accomplish the same thing.


       
  • Michael Conniff Level 7 Level 7 (33,120 points)
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    Feb 5, 2007 10:41 AM (in response to nando415)
    it takes me to the screen to do a fresh install.
    That is the point where you need to select Disk Utility from the Installer (or Utilities) menu (perhaps after selecting your language). See Using Disk Utility and fsck to resolve startup issues or perform disk maintenance. Alternatively, A Safe Boot (Mac OS X: How to Start Up in Safe Mode) should do the same thing.
    I went into the disk utility through the Apps folder and for somereason the option to repair isnt highlighted
    You cannot repair a disk which you have booted from, which is why you need to start from the DVD.
    iBook dual USB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • CyberTaz Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2007 10:39 AM (in response to nando415)
    I tried to do the instructions Adobe gave me but when
    I put in the disc that came with my mac and hold down
    C when it restarts it takes me to the screen to do a
    fresh install.


    At that point go to the Menu & select Disk Utility - I can't remember exactly which menu but you should be able to find it easily... there isn't too much there


    I went into the disk utility through the Apps folder
    and for somereason the option to repair isnt
    highlighted and it wont let me click it. I tried to
    repair permissions/verify but it doesnt change
    anything. I looked at the info and it says the volume
    can be repaired, but it wont let me.


    You can't Repair the disk the system is currently running the OS from - That's why you have to boot from the Installer disk (or some other start-up disk). Repair Disk addresses directory structure issues - totally separate from what Repair Permissions does.

    HTH|:>)
    Bob J.
    Dual 2GHz G5,1.5GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Daniel Ball Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2007 1:14 PM (in response to nando415)
    Have you tried using Terminal?

    Can find your trash in your home directory.

    1) Open "/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app"
    2) type: cd ~/ <----Switches you to your Home Directory
    3) type: ls -la <----This shows all files including hidden items, ex.) .Trash
    4) type: cd .Trash <----Changes you to your hidden trash folder
    5) type: sudo rm -rf * <----Careful when typing this command

    See what that does! Hopefully it fixes your issue.

    -Dan
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2Ghz
  • Michael Conniff Level 7 Level 7 (33,120 points)
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    Feb 5, 2007 3:45 PM (in response to Daniel Ball)
    Daniel

    As John Wagner posted above, "The filename contains illegal characters". In those circumstances, rm will not remove them.
    iBook dual USB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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