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Can't delete libre office under OSX

asked 2012-07-25 23:57:58 +0200

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updated 2012-07-27 12:50:22 +0200

alexanderwerner gravatar image

I attempted to delete LibreOffice from my mac and put it in the trash, but it said that it was unable to delete it.

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Please also state the version of OSX you are using.

alexanderwerner gravatar imagealexanderwerner ( 2012-07-27 12:50:55 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-07-26 05:06:32 +0200

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Is it possible that LibreOffice is still running? Do you have enough privileges to delete the file?

If you're not sure if LO is still running, you can try restarting your computer, and then delete the file first (before opening any new documents, etc..)

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It might be useful to note that under OSX Lion this seems to be a problem while emptying the trash for a lot of files (pdf, png, ...), even if the file is not opened/running any more. Restarting the computer helps in this case.

alexanderwerner gravatar imagealexanderwerner ( 2012-07-27 12:53:24 +0200 )edit

I would also recommend Apple's article at for this issue

bllgvn gravatar imagebllgvn ( 2012-07-29 14:58:11 +0200 )edit
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