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Can't delete files via photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 10, 2018

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Hello

Maybe someone had a similar issue in the past and can help me. When i try to delete files via photoshop, program doesn't respond. I mean if photoshop open and I go to File-Open and try to delete something I can't, but I could before. Please help me, people)

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Community Expert , Dec 11, 2018 Dec 11, 2018

NikitaZ  wrote 

 

"I'm mac user (forgot to mention). Thank you very much." 

You’re welcome — what happened, then, is that before you were on a Windows system and now you are on a Mac. 

 

To delete the file on a Mac: 

  • Drag the title bar so it's in its own window 
  • Cmd + click the title bar 
  • Click the folder to go to the Finder 
  • Cmd + Delete to delete the file 
  • Close the file in PS; it is already deleted 

 

Jane

 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 10, 2018

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What OS are you using I believe Photoshop uses your system file Open Dialog.  On windows 10 I do not see a Problem using Photoshop File>Open  Windows lets me delete files I have the right access right to.

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you, didn't mention that I'm a Mac user

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LEGEND ,
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So, we identify that you can't delete files from the Open box in Mac. What are you trying to do and what happens?

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Community Expert ,
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 10, 2018

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Hi NikitaZ,

In Windows, you can’t delete a file from the Open dialog box (or ever) when the file is open — only when it is closed.

On a Mac, you can’t do file management in the Open dialog box, but you can delete, move, and rename a file in the Finder when the file is open.

That’s why we need to know your operating system to give the best answer, thanks!

~ Jane

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I'm mac user (forgot to mention). Thank you very much

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NikitaZ  wrote 

 

"I'm mac user (forgot to mention). Thank you very much." 

You’re welcome — what happened, then, is that before you were on a Windows system and now you are on a Mac. 

 

To delete the file on a Mac: 

  • Drag the title bar so it's in its own window 
  • Cmd + click the title bar 
  • Click the folder to go to the Finder 
  • Cmd + Delete to delete the file 
  • Close the file in PS; it is already deleted 

 

Jane

 

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I was about to say that myself.  Thanks for sharing, Jane

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New Here ,
Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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Too true, I cant delete files and I have spent half an hour trying.

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Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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@Thomas25933806ifri wrote:

Too true, I cant delete files and I have spent half an hour trying.


 

More info please.

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