There is an old shared connection that I had setup to a PC to transfer files from the PC to the Mac and I cannot get rid of it.

Here is a shot of the old connection I'm trying to trash.

Here is a shot of the message when I drag to the trash; control click give no trash option.

Shot of file with delete message

  • why not? what does it say/do? did you disable it in Sharing? – Ruskes Jan 6 '15 at 20:19
  • In other words, what did you try? And then, why didn't it work? – Cullub Jan 6 '15 at 20:41
  • Is the PC still connected to your network? – Alistair McMillan Jan 6 '15 at 21:32
  • No, PC hasn't been connected for at least a year. – Joel Carlin Jan 6 '15 at 21:35

Try disabling / re-enabling Bonjour:

Finder --> Preferences

Sidebar --> Bonjour

Uncheck Bonjour computers, wait a few seconds, and re-check it. That should clear out the shared computer.

  • This simply prevents Bonjour computers from showing in the sidebar in Finder—this neither disables Bonjour or refreshes Bonjour? – grg Jan 6 '15 at 21:05
  • Yes that is correct checking or unchecking Bonjour does nothing and I have never had Bonjour checked. – Joel Carlin Jan 6 '15 at 21:13
  • Just a thought. I've seen this happen before and doing what I described worked. – zomgdavidbowie Jan 6 '15 at 21:15

Devices shown in Network are reported by the network, not by your machine, hence they can't be deleted. Try restarting your router to clear any persistent assignments.

  • Restarting the router makes no difference. – Joel Carlin Jan 6 '15 at 21:00

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