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    Default 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.
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    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:

    Squeegeeville:~ andymac$

    type the following command:

    cd ~/Desktop

    type:

    ls *zip

    You will see your zip file in that list. Let's pretend your filename is andyfile.zip, type the following:

    rm andyfile.zip

    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.

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    thanks dustin;

    ha, it says to delete the file.

    these files were from a PC
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    Matt, no files came up after typing Is*zip
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    do this then

    Follow the instructions above to get to your desktop in the terminal.
    Then type.

    rm -i *zip

    The 'i' flag makes it prompt you before deleting. Mind your spaces. 'rm -i * zip' is a completely different command.

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    ok so I've got it to come up

    remove Space&Press.zip?

    what, do i type yes and hit return or?
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    ha - gone baby gone. thanks boys!
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    I should have specified it was all lowercase. Glad it worked out for you.

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