|08-18-2008, 04:35 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2005
locked file problem
hello chaps, long time no speak hope all is well in here...
i've a wee niggling problem i am certain one of you will help me with.
was clearing out my itunes recently, and a folder of music that ended up in trash had a few "locked" mp3s in it, which i couldn't delete, i tried using the alt key command whilst emptying trash however it stated that some of the files were in use by another application...
everything turned off and a restart later i moved the files to my desktop individually to inspect them further, i cant remove the lock on them, and when i try to move them from my desktop to either a new folder or back to trash, all it does is copy them and duplicate them, leaving the faint image of them still on my desktop, and also... the files are all zero k in size...
i've got 20 locked seemingly ghost mp3 files on my desktop that wont budge, they'll only duplicate like a bunch of damned gremlins in water!
any suggestions anyone?
hope you are all well
|08-18-2008, 12:48 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2002
Please launch the "Terminal" application (under /Applications/Utilities) and copy & paste the following commands (all together), press Return, then copy & paste the results back here so we can see:
(But change the "/path/to/the/file" to the actual path to one of the troublesome files.)
ls -aOle path/to/the/file
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