Datei Files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Redboy, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Redboy macrumors member

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    At some point a while back I had 10 files show up in my root directory named Datei0, Datei1 ... Datei9.

    They are all 4kb Unix executable files. Removing them does nothing, as they reappear after a while. Does anyone know where these came from? What they are doing? Which app created them? If I should worry about them? How I can get rid of them?
     
  2. jhu macrumors 6502a

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  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Have you been working in German? If I remember correctly, datei is German for file.
     
  4. Redboy thread starter macrumors member

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    They are text files. I don't know if I'm divulging any info here, but here's the text from one of the files:

    //4BB34EC190A613E9E0A5692AECBA7C40
    STR:[01:2005.10.18 12.01::17DE3C:3:0:0:6:430009000000060708...insert long strand of letters and numbers here]
    //_CheckSum
    STR:1EF9829949A0
    //_FormatVersion
    STR:01
    //_Version
    STR:01
     
  5. Redboy thread starter macrumors member

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    And no - no German for me. Insert Top Secret quote here. :p
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Perhaps, your application is natively German, though, and, as good Mac OS X applications are, localised for each environment.

    Definitely looks like, ummm, information stored in a file. :D
     

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