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How do delete "running" files?

By stormyguy25 ·
I am running Jaguar on a 15" PowerMac G4. I have
these three downloaded Quicktime Files that are on my
desktop. When I go try to delete them, Finder says
another program is using the files so it cannot be

After double checking there is not one program that
uses the files. (I have even rebooted close to a dozen
times) and nothing is running in the dock, in Classic, or
in the Program Manager (Force Quit Screen).

The question is, how do I override this "program" that is
using my Quicktime Files to delete them?

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by carlos.nino In reply to How do delete "running" f ...

I'm no Mac expert, but maybe this can help you:

Hope it helps!!!

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by tilsharic In reply to How do delete "running" f ...

While rebooting hold down "s"
This will take you to a command prompt where you can goto the directory where the files are (cd /users/<username>/desktop) and remove them. (rm <filename&gt

Useful commands:
cd - Change directory (same as in dos but you must have a space after the cd)
ls - Listing (same as dir in dos)
rm - remove (same as del in dos)

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