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I am on a limited functionality school account with no access to System Preferences. I am a curious child, and I opened the folder Mac HD -> System -> Library -> CoreServices ->Menus. I copied all the .menu files to my desktop and opened a few of them. I now want to get rid of the menus from the notification area. I can move the .menu files to the trash, but I can't delete any of them that I already opened. I get a "File in Use" error. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Command ⌘-drag them off your menu bar, then you should be able to trash them. You might also want to log out and log back in.

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They are still there when I relogin, but I will try command dragging. –  William Feb 15 '12 at 14:26
    
Thanks! That solved the problem. –  William Feb 15 '12 at 16:55
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