Ran verify permissions, now i have two odd files at root on my HD: ?¡ and ?¡.dat

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ffactory, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. ffactory macrumors newbie

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    This happened on an iBook I use at work too. I know it's probably nothing, but preview says it's a simpletext file with untranslatable chinese characters. Is it safe to delete these files?

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  2. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    I just repaired permissions and I do not have these files on 10.3.3. It could be something in Jag.
     
  3. ffactory thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it must be since it showed up on both machines, months apart.

    the post title actually quotes the characters wrong: in place of ? you should see an upside-down carat symbol... does anyone know what type of file this might be (aside from the obvious .dat file)-- ie: can i work backwards to find out what application created it?
     
  4. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

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  5. ffactory thread starter macrumors newbie

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    true, but i don't like it when two mysterious files suddenly appear at root, one with chinese encoding... makes me think my security's been compromised :(

    i'll just bide my time until someone who has experienced the same thing takes pity and reads my newbie post... until then i'll be studying mandarin!
     

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