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Thread: Odd file I can't delete

  1. #1
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    Default Odd file I can't delete

    Hello there.

    Emptying trash, get this:

    The operation can’t be completed because the item “PrivateEncryptedDatak” is in use.

    Which is odd, as I can't find that file anywhere!

    Any ideas where it might be lurking, and why? This is a New Thing - normally my trash empties easily. This happens for ordinary emptying, and with option key held down.

    Ideas welcomed.


    Allen.

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    This persists after a reboot?
    molṑn labe'
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    Hello Ricks.

    I was about to reply "Yes, it persists after a reboot", having rebooted a couple of times this afternoon and still found the sod sitting there.


    But I thought I'd triple-check, so tried emptying Trash again, and darn me, it's gone.

    Must have been frightened off by possible MacGuru intervention...


    A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobski View Post
    ...
    Must have been frightened off by possible MacGuru intervention...
    Voodoo do work!

    Don't underestimate the power of voodoo!
    "illegitimis non carborundum"

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    Boo!!!!






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