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Can not delete "ghost" image files on Macbook desktop

Hi everyone,

I tried to move a rather large selection of images from iPhoto over to my desktop to then move them again... I now have about 60 images on my desktop but can not delete/remove/move/trash them... When I check the "Get info" I see they have 0bytes (see files attached) and have an unrealistic date as well. I can see I have read & write permission on all these files but can not remove them from my desktop. Can someone tell me how to safely remove these images from my desktop ? PS: I still need the originals but I can still see those in iPhoto so I guess they are safe there.
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strung

8/22/2022 - Mon
strung

If you are running OS 10.7 or newer, boot into the Recovery Volume by booting while holding down Command-R. Then choose Disk Utility and Repair Disk. Then reboot and see if you can delete these items.
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Clear, straight forward and boom, files deleted ! Many thanks.
strung

Run Verify Disk from Disk Utility anyway to make sure you don't have any disk directory corruption. The inability to delete those files may have been a symptom of a larger problem.
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