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How do I delete a stubborn file in the Bin?

I have this file (see attached); And I cannot delete it. it doesn't exist... I have tried typing rm in the prompt then dragging the file on to it, I have gone to the actual location of the file and ...
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How do I delete pictures of my iPhone which wont delete?

My iPhone 5 has an album which has been saved onto it through iTunes from another laptop, when I try and delete the album through iTunes it doesn't seem to give me the option to do so. If anyone could ...
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In iMovie 10, how do you trim the middle of background audio?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.12 on Mac Mojave. I have set an audio clip for some background music. I was wondering if I could remove the middle of part of that clip. I left clicked where I wanted to begin ...
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iTerm2 shortcut for deleting selected

I've set some shortcuts in iTerm2, but I cannot find how to set MS Windows style cut functionality. I want to select some text (which I am able to) and then cut/past it somewhere else. I want also to ...
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How do I disable iCloud without losing all my photos?

I foolishly enabled iCloud hoping that I could sync photos between my apple devices. However, I do not want the same photos on all my devices and I do not want ANY at all stored long term in my cloud. ...
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Qemu Files not deleting “No Such File Or Directory Found”

I have some malware that installed crypto mining on my mac - I'm trying to delete all the files in terminal but keep coming up with "No Such File Or Directory Found" as an error. I'm tearing my hair ...
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Can I delete unnecessary device simulators of Xcode?

I found that Xcode on my laptop consumes much of its storage, so I am trying to delete unnecessary files in Xcode. There are four directories under Application/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/....
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MacOS 10.13.6 Can't delete or remove applications

I can't locate the following files. I have removed it manually at file finder but it is still stuck here at the system information. Now I can't update my MacOs because I am running out of space. If I ...
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How to display a 'delete button' on the touchbar?

I recently got a new MacbookPro with the Touch Bar, I would like to add a button to the control strip that acts like a typical delete key, AKA it removes the character in front of the cursor. Is it ...
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How to quickly delete multiple albums in Photos app (OS X)

My Photos app (on OS X) has very many (well over a hundred) albums sitting inside an iPhoto Events folder. Most of the albums have are named by a day, e.g. '16 May 2014'. In order to delete an album I ...
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Forward deleting (Macports/bash): Is there an alternative to Fn+Delete and Control+D?

As a more general version to this question, is there a way to forward-delete in a bash terminal that doesn't involve Fn+Delete or Control+D? Motivation: When using the Macports port command ...
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How do I uninstall Trend Micro Security Agent?

I have been trying to uninstall the Trend Micro anti-virus software on my Mac (10.13.6) and have been encountering a lot of difficulty. Trend Micro's website refers to a couple of uninstaller options, ...
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What would happen if I deleted AdSheet.app and iAdOptOut.app (iOS)

I have an iPhone 6s, jailbroken running iOS 10.3.3. In /Applications/, there are two apps, one named AdSheet and the other names iAdOptOut. What would happen if I deleted these with terminal? Would I ...
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Cannot Delete Directory (Advanced Mac Tuneup) Even with Sudo Commands in Terminal

An adware virus disguised as Adobe Flash update installed an app called Advanced Mac Tuneup. I deleted the app but some associated files still remain. The command sudo rm -rf NAME returns the message ...
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How do I delete photos only from my iPad but not from iCloud

How do I go about deleting all photos from my iPad Pro (A1701) and still have them on iCloud?
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'Team Forestress 2' won't delete?

It takes up a lot of storage(20 GB), and I can't locate it in finder either. I can only see it in storage settings, where it won't delete. I also don't have steam anymore.
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How do I delete photos from my iPhone without also deleting them from my Mac (both are connected to iCloud)

I currently have about 7k-8k photos and videos stored on my Mac. Recently, I purchased 200 GB iCloud plan so I can have access to all my photos and videos on my iPhone. I dragged my Photos library ...
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Deleting empty Directory with File's Ghosts?

I am trying to delete bunch of directories appearing to be empty amr@MacBook ~/folders> ls -la -R total 24 drwxrwxrwx 6 amr staff 192 Mar 9 14:37 . drwx---r-x+ 40 amr staff 1280 ...
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Can't delete time machine backups - error 8072 [duplicate]

I am not able to delete permanently time machine backups from an external hard drive which are now in my trash. After an hour or so « deleting items » and a growing number, I get « the operation can’t ...
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Deleting backups

On iOS, if I delete a backup will I still have all of my photos, even on my photo stream? I would like to know as my iCloud storage is running out so I want to get rid of my old backup and make a new ...
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In Finder and Terminal — can not delete a folder, (Error = “Directory not empty”)

Anytime I've run up against this in the past, I was always able to figure it out, and usually via the command line. I'll list all the commands I tried so far, followed by other things I've tried below ...
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Delete only photos that are NOT in any other album

I have thousands of photos on my phone. Perhaps a hundred or so are "tagged" in other albums (like Favorites or special event albums I've created). I have all of my photos backed up, so I won't lose ...
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In Excel, how do you delete line breaks?

In Excel, how do you delete line breaks globally? It's totally messing up my text-to-column I need to do.
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Will deleting my HD and reinstalling macOS delete apps?

I'm selling my MacBook to a friend and obviously want to return it to its newborn state before I do so, following the steps outlined in the Apple support article, What to do before you sell or give ...
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How do I delete all Podcasts at once in iTunes

I'd like to know how I can delete all podcasts (via command line) or something, because unsubscribing from 90+ podcasts takes too long.
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can't delete unused kext in mojave

I can't delete this High Sierra kext: AirPortAtheros40.kext I tried in single user mode, or as root. It won't delete! The kext is not loaded. This is the output from terminal Desktop $ sudo rm -rf ...
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deleting java from system library on mac

I can't delete java from my mac. I tried deleting it from system/Library, but it says the os mac system needs it. I want to install an older version because a specific website needs it, but it keeps ...
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Secure delete removed in OSX 10.11 [duplicate]

In OSX 10.10 there was an option to go to Finder > Empty Trash or Finder > Secure Empty Trash In OSX 10.11 there now only seems to be an option for Finder > Empty Trash Any ideas way i can ...
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How do delete permanently (not hide) some of my iBooks?

I have several iBooks that I have no interest in reading again. I want to delete them completely, but have only been successful in hiding them. I don't even want them in my iCloud storage now, but can'...
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How can I delete all network users on startup or shutdown?

I want to run this script before any student logs into the computers daily. #!/bin/sh mv /Users/admin /admin wait $pid mv /Users/Shared /Shared wait $pid rm -rf /Users/* wait $pid mv /admin /...
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How to securely `shred` a file in Mojave/APFS?

I just came across this thread about securely deleting files: If, by stroke of misfortune, you're on a magnetic medium, have journalling disabled and, for some reason, can't encrypt the disk, ...
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Recovering a deleted file on MacOS

There is an old Unix trick for attempting to recover a deleted file where you run $ sudo grep -C100 string-known-to-be-in-file /dev/sda1 which takes a very long time, but can at least recover a ...
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Cannot delete contact from Address Book

I have a particular contact I cannot delete from Address Book. There was a birthday event in calendar for a person I didn't recognize, so I tried to delete it. However, Calendar said that I needed ...
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Garageband still taking up space in High Sierra

Garageband is taking up nearly 25 GB of space under Music Creation when I look at "Manage" storage on my Macbook Air running High Sierra. I have deleted every file for Garageband, including Apple ...
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Administrator password lost for late 2013 MacBook Pro with Yosemite

An ex-employee change her administrator password when she was fired and nobody can access the MacBook Pro (late 2013 model). It is running on Yosemite. I have tried using the Command/S key to change ...
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Terminal command for removing all named files except for one

In Terminal.app, how can I delete all files of a certain name except for one extension? For example if I have: File.docx File.ppt File.pdf File.xlsx File.out File.app FIle.otherextension File2.docx ...
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How do I remove a single key combination from the Mac Keyboard shortcut menu?

I know I can set shortcuts by clicking on none and entering my chord. But I can't figure out how to set it back to none without clicking "Restore Defaults" which destroys my entire config, also it ...
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Deleted Files from my IPhone still shows up when I hook my phone to Itunes

I deleted Music and Video from my Iphone 5, 8.1.2; But whenever I hook it up to the PC it still shows the deleted files as ghost datas under "On my device", furthermore Itunes says that my device has ...
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Changed Time Machine hard drives

Wonder if anyone can help. I changed over hard drives to use for my Time Machine backups of my mac and have completed a new backup on my new external hard drive. On the old external drive that i ...
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Logged into Facebook app on two phones

I received a Facebook message on my phone B, but cleared the notification. I deleted the Facebook message on phone B. Will phone A still receive the notification even though I cleared everything ...
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Wipe the SSD of a barely-booting MacBook Air

I have a Macbook Air (mid 2011) that had a RAM problem. Sometimes it turns on, and while still booting macOS it would crash and hang forever due to bad RAM. I want to sell the machine for parts, but ...
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How do I remove or disable the Photos app in El Capitan?

When I try to drag Photos.app or certain other bundled system apps to the trash in El Capitan, I get the error “Photos.app” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by OS X. The solution ...
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How to mass delete your photos in your iPhone?

I cannot do it in the phone itself, neither in iPhoto. How can you delete all your photos in iPhone?
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How do I delete files older than N days?

The content in my Downloads folder is getting bigger and bigger. There are many older documents that I don't need any more. Is there a way to bulk erase files from a given number of days ago?
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Unknown app icon in iPhone

I was organising my app screen on my iPhone SE. I move the apps around till I am satisfied. Once I was done, I got this app icon (red circled on the screenshot) on my main screen. It doesn't open, if ...
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Deleting iPhone's Apple Support General Log File

I have an old iPhone 3GS I'm trying to use back again. I loaded it up on iTunes and noticed I have 3.8Gb worth of "Other" data stored in it. Keep in mind this is the 8Gb model. I've tried all ...
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How to delete friend's gmail account from my MacPro

To help a friend with a project, he gave me his gmail account login information. Now I don't know how to delete his email account from my Gmail list without affecting his account.
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How to recover .cpp files emptied from Trash?

About 4 days earlier I deleted my important c++ files along with other files on the desktop by mistake without even realizing and figured it out later. I'm unable to find .cpp files in the deepscan of ...
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Wanting to Make Linux Partition, Will I Be Able to Delete It Later?

I've been trying to create some persistent USB Linux thumb drives loaded with Elementary OS and a few other Linux distros, but have had no such luck. I don't really like the idea of partitioning my ...
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Want to preserve shared photostream for subscribers but erase everything on my device

can one transfer the ownership of a photostream to another user/subscriber? I need to get rid of the contents of a shared photo stream on my device but I am its owner. The subscribers will still need ...