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    Removing a program

    is there a proper way to remove an application?

    i just dragged my adobe photoshop cs2 and put it in the trashcan but now there are a few leftover files in the trashcan that will not empty/erase.
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    That happens sometimes. Usually logging out and logging back in fixes it.

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    it happened last week. i've shut down my computer several times since then.

    am i uninstalling the program correctly by dragging it in the trashcan though?
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    press and hold cmd+option, click the trash can, and empty it.

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    it still doesnt work, lol.
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    oops. I meant press and hold CTRL+option/alt, click the trash can icon in the dock, then select empty trash.

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    dont worry, i tried it both ways - still doesnt work. i dont know whats up with this thing. its only one file in there. i was trying to delete adobe cs2 and theres a adobe cs2 folder in there with only an html document inside of that with a weird file name. if i take the folder out of the trashcan it is empty but if i put it back in the trashcan it stays full...everything will delete...jus not this file.
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    hmm. Get the information/properties of the said file (cmd+i), and see if it's locked. Uncheck it if it is, and try again.

    Incidentally, what machine and OS are you using?

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    okay i'll try when i get off work....its at home...its an iMac OSX with all the latest updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shetz
    hmm. Get the information/properties of the said file (cmd+i), and see if it's locked. Uncheck it if it is, and try again.

    Incidentally, what machine and OS are you using?

    its not locked and still wont delete...
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    does an error message popup when you try to erase that one file?

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    I hate when this happens, it's so annoying. It's just dodgy/lazy coding on Adobe's part.

    You can try Secure Empty Trash, that sometimes clears it. Select Finder from the menu and press Secure Empty Trash.

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    I think it's an issue with unicode file names, the same problem happens with some of adobe's html legal documents flagging a problem in Disk Utility.
    Rename the document and try deleting it.
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