Intel Mac :: Cannot Drag Item To Trash From Desktop

Apr 4, 2012

I am trying to remove an item from my intel IMac desktop. I get the message - the item can't be moved to the trash because it can't be deleted.

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Apr 24, 2009

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May 26, 2010

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May 17, 2012

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Jun 5, 2012

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Mar 28, 2009

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Dec 28, 2009

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OS X :: Cannot Clear Trash - Item Is In Use

Mar 3, 2010

I used to have a Macbook, but after two years the hard drive crash, I now have a pro. After getting the files that I needed back I went into my external hard drive that my old macbook backed up onto and tried to delete all of the old back ups so I could make room for my new computer to use. After deleting it one file is left in my trash can. It is an old back up from August and the file name ends with .inProgress.

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May 17, 2009

I'm trying to trash two things called MEMSTICK.IND and MSTK_PRO.IND. They have little locks by them and I can't drag them into the garbage. If I can get them into the garbage I can delete them but I can't get them into the trash. They were in there before but someone dragged them out.

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Jan 23, 2010

Recently (past 3 days) this thing has been in my trash, no matter how many times I empty the trash or delete it from there individually it always comes back.

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Mar 27, 2010

I bought me a brand new iMac. I freaking love this thing, don't know why I didn't make the jump (back) sooner. Anywho, I have two external hard drives in which I used to transfer data, including some pictures and audio from my Windows Vista computer to the new Mac. I go ahead and finish transferring over the files. When I go to delete the files off my external hard drive, I am met with a "the item (insert file name here) can't be moved to the trash because it can't be deleted". Now, I notice that this happens with ANY file or folder that I attempt to move to the trash can from either of my external hard drives. I can't seem to find a solutions anywhere either via a Google search or on this forum.

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Jul 19, 2010

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Oct 30, 2008

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Mar 19, 2012

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Jun 1, 2012

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Oct 4, 2010

My problem is that I can't drag a file to the trash. When I try to delete a file by right-clicking and choose "move to trash" I get a message telling me that the item will be deleted permanently and that I cannot undo this action. In other words it is possible to delete a file permanently, but I would like to have the option to move them to the trash first. I have recently tried to partition the internal hard-drive using Boot Camp, however unsuccessfully. I don't know if the two are related. I have Macbook 13,3" early 2010 with the latest version of Snow Leopard, 10.6.4.

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My problem is that I have some files on my desktop that will not go into the trash. The pop-up message says the item is currently being used by another task, even though I have tried closing all applications, restarting, checking my startup to make sure nothing activates. I think these were downloads that were in progress when Internet Explorer crashed, but they are not in the download manager anymore either. How can I delete these desktop items?

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May 26, 2012

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Feb 14, 2012

I was trying to back-up the HD Library file and it would not perform an update. I kept getting an error message for each item in the folder could not be updated. So, I took the HD versio of Library and put it in the TRASH, then tried again to back-up this version of Library. The same error messages occurred. I then put that error message screen into the trash, but it would not TRASH. A 'Copy' screen pops up with the following messge: "The operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred [error code -8062]." 

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Mar 7, 2009

For the last couple of days, I haven't been able to drag any files over from my Stacks to the Trash; nothing happens. I'm forced to open the folder and drag it over from there or Apple+Delete it. I *might* have accidentally deleted a file (I don't remember which) causing this to suddenly happen and haven't been able to figure out how to fix it. It's more of an annoyance than anything else.

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Apr 20, 2009

In an attempt to delete duplicate files from my iTunes folder, I accidentally deleted the entire contents of the folder into the Trash. I have NOT emptied the trash. I can open the trash can and see all of my files there.

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Apr 10, 2010

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Aug 12, 2010

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May 6, 2012

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