I'm trying to redownload Minecraft by deleting it but it keeps saying I can't move it to trash because it's open



  • I'm on a 13" Macbook Air. I used to use the regular launcher but I couldn't open it anymore so I started using Lunar Client. Then I messed up my controls (I accidentally set my screenshot keybind to Left-Click) so I'm currently trying to redownload Minecraft to fix that issue. But whenever I try to move the Minecraft file to the trash it gives me an error message saying, "The item "Minecraft" can't be moved to the Trash because it's open.". enter image description here

    When I try to right-click on Minecraft to see if I can force quit it there's no option. Everything looks as if it's not open at all. enter image description here

    Any solutions?



  • You should be able to close Minecraft from the Force Quit menu (Option + Command + Escape). If you are trying to delete Minecraft completely, moving the launcher to the trash will not do so. To completely delete Minecraft please follow these steps:

    1. Open a Finder window
    2. Click the Go Menu item and Click Go to Folder
    3. Type ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft into the text field and click Go
    4. Drag the saves folder to your desktop
    5. Drag everything else in the minecraft folder to the trash
    6. Drag the saves folder back into the minecraft folder
    7. Close the Finder window and launch the Minecraft App just like you would normally.



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