View Full Version : Help! can't delete unix file

speedway boy
19th March 2008, 09:06 PM
I left my cmputer copying some files to a flash drive.
Came back and it had all gone to pot.
After effects had crashed out while collecting files and saving it to flash, and another folder I had dragged onto flash disk to copy corrupted.

So I now have a 'unix executable file' with the name of the folder I was dragging onto the drive. I cant delete it. It just keeps popping back up.

How do I get rid of it?


19th March 2008, 09:09 PM
Can you open up the terminal and access that directory?

speedway boy
19th March 2008, 09:23 PM
I'm clueless on what terminal is.
I can open terminal, but what does it do?

19th March 2008, 09:44 PM
Hmm... how about formatting the flash drive and copying the file you really need?

20th March 2008, 09:30 AM
Format the flash drive and start again from scratch. You'll need to choose "MS DOS (FAT)" in Disk Utility for this if you want it readable on both Macs and PCs.