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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by prnoct90, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. prnoct90 macrumors regular

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    For some reason a file titled "␀␀␀␀␀.␀␀␀", without the quotes. Thats it, and it keeps coming back. It just keeps appearing in my trash. When I empty my trash it doesn't go away. The only way I can get it to go away is by dragging it out of the trash to the desktop, and then it disappears. But, then it just comes right back. How do I get rid of it.
     
  2. GirthP macrumors regular

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  3. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    An Excorcist, perhaps?
     
  4. GirthP macrumors regular

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    have you done a "Get Info"?

    try opening it in textedit... or a command line text editor...
     
  5. Ugg macrumors 68000

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  6. GirthP macrumors regular

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    Try this:

    Open Disk utility, Repair Disk...

    ??
     
  7. prnoct90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is so weird

    I don't know what to do? As soon as I drag it out of the trash, it just dissapears, so I can't open it. But then it just reapears in the trash again like5 seconds later? I'll try a secure empty trash when I'm with my laptop again, and see if that gets rid of it, though I have a feeling it won't. : (
     
  8. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    That's pretty cool looking, never seen characters like that before.

    I think booting up from your OS disc and using disc utility to verify disk and repair permissions is a good start. Then start backtracking, how long has it been there, have you installed any new applications recently, changed ram, etc...
     
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Never repair permissions when booting from the CD. Always do it when booting from your hard drive.
     
  10. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I have it too, but it stopped bothering me. I've had it since I installed leopard pretty much.


    When I went to get info, it disappeared....
     
  11. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    Why? Someone at AppleCare told me this was the only effective way once.
     
  12. JPT macrumors regular

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    Boot into Windows and empty your trash!

    I had this same problem, which I believe that fixed it but I booted with Parallels so it didn't work right away.
     
  13. prnoct90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks

    That worked. I emptied the trash in windows. I use vmware fusion by the way. Thank you so much!
     

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