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Deleting Aif Files Created By Spin Doctor


Bibienna

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I have just installed Toast 9 and spent the evening creating aif files from my records on a USB turntable. There are some files that I would like to delete...but I can not. (I have stored the files in a folder i created in my Music folder.) I select the file and press control-delete. Nothing happens. I drag the file to the trash and nothing happens. I can drag the file from the folder to the desk top but then can not drag it to the trash. The files seemed to be glued to my hard drive. I have never seen anything like this before.

 

How can I delete these aif files?

 

Thanks

 

Bibienna

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I think you meant Command+Delete rather than control+delete. In any case I can't think of a reason why files won't move to the trash. What happens when you try to open these? I'm wondering if the file's content is gone but all that remains is an icon. It may be an OS issue with your Mac so I suggest doing some directory maintenance such as running DiskWarrior if you have it or at least First Aid in Disk Utility. You might also check the appropriate OS version forum at discussions.apple.com to learn if others have experienced the inability to trash files.

 

I'm presuming you quit Spin Doctor and other audio apps so there isn't anything that could be using those files. Have you disconnected the USB turntable to see if that affects this?

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I think you meant Command+Delete rather than control+delete. In any case I can't think of a reason why files won't move to the trash. What happens when you try to open these? I'm wondering if the file's content is gone but all that remains is an icon. It may be an OS issue with your Mac so I suggest doing some directory maintenance such as running DiskWarrior if you have it or at least First Aid in Disk Utility. You might also check the appropriate OS version forum at discussions.apple.com to learn if others have experienced the inability to trash files.

 

I'm presuming you quit Spin Doctor and other audio apps so there isn't anything that could be using those files. Have you disconnected the USB turntable to see if that affects this?

 

 

Thanks. This gives me an opportunity to let all know that I corrected the problem. I left the problem overnight and when it was still happening the next morning I decided to shut down and restart the computer to see if that would correct it. Buried under several windows was a window for deleting the file. The first file I tried to delete was in spinning ball mode because it was "being used" all of the other files I tried to delete were lined up behind it. Once I released the first file from its delete command the others deleted in a flash. In 15 years, I have never seen this happen before on my computer. The warning never came to the front so I did not know there was a problem and I never knew that if you have a problem deleting a file all of the other commands get jammed up behind it.

 

Seems a little silly now but it was a frustrating mystery for a while and since it was a new program I was dealing with I immediately assumed it was the program!

 

Thanks to Tsantee all who looked but could not help.

 

Bibienna

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