stupid computer question #86
I have a zip file and some other files sitting on my desktop. (mac)
when I go to drag them to the trash, I get the spinning colorwheel for a few seconds, and then an error message (36) 'can't read parts of file', so it won't drag and drop.
How do I get rid of the files? (I got the contents no problem)
this happens on a few worddoc files too.
If you are in OS X do the following:
Open up terminal ( should be in Applications > Utilities > Terminal )
If you computer is named "Squeegeeville" and your username is "andymac" you should see something like this:
type the following command:
You will see your zip file in that list. Let's pretend your filename is andyfile.zip, type the following:
if there are spaces in the file name you will need to use single quotes around it, like so:
rm 'andy file.zip'
That should do the trick without any backtalk.
ha, it says to delete the file.
these files were from a PC
Matt, no files came up after typing Is*zip
do this then
Follow the instructions above to get to your desktop in the terminal.
rm -i *zip
The 'i' flag makes it prompt you before deleting. Mind your spaces. 'rm -i * zip' is a completely different command.
ok so I've got it to come up
what, do i type yes and hit return or?
ha - gone baby gone. thanks boys!
I should have specified it was all lowercase. Glad it worked out for you.