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Old Jan 24, 2015, 09:30 AM   #1
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weird Folders in Users/library/preferences

Hello Everybody,

Ive had this for a very long time but because it never caused any problems I just dismissed it.

In my Users/Library/preferences there are heaps of folders that have weird names. None of them contain any files (that I can see). See screenshot.

There are more then the ones I took a screenshot of, there must be a hundred of them. I have never seen this before on any of my many other macs and a little google searching didnt give me any results.

Does anyone know what these folders are and where they come from /what they are for?

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Old Jan 24, 2015, 09:59 AM   #2
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In my Users/Library/preferences there are heaps of folders that have weird names. None of them contain any files (that I can see).
I don't know where they came from, but I would just delete them and see if they return.
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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cheers

I have just created a fusion drive in the machine (Mac Pro 2009) and am currently migrating my data over. I will see if they are migrated aswell. If they are I will delete them and see if they come back
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 06:37 PM   #4
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Well migrated everything over from my 10.6.8 drive to a new 10.9.5 2TB fusion and it works great.
Those folders are gone for now. Ill keep an eye out if they come back.

I do wonder where they came from though, very weird.
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