Anyone know what these crazy folders are??

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  1. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    They look like all the Unix commands to me. The commands typed in the terminal.

    I had no idea OS X was Korn Shell, I thought it was Bourne Again Shell.
     
  3. MikesGravity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks but any idea why those are showing up? Those are supposed to be hidden. I just ordered a 500gb, so I'll just start with a clean slate when that arrives.
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    As long as there are no significant problems with your install, apart from the fact you have some additional folders, I shouldn't worry about it.

    I mean, take a look at the root of my hard drive:
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  5. MikesGravity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's so strange!
     
  6. mcprobie macrumors member

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    Those look like MSI temp files from Windows installer. Strange ...

    Do you have bootcamp installed or something ? Or maybe a Symantec Anti Virus ??

    Funny :)
     
  7. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    Those files are meant to be there, however they are usually hidden by default in OS X. Maybe an error during the reinstall caused them to be visible? In any case, it's best not to mess with system files. C/P this command into terminal to re-hide them:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    
    
    killall Finder
     
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    There is a bit of an oddity with Windows updates. For certain ones it will write to the first writeable partition, even if that is not the one that Windows is on. So with the new ability to write to HFS it writes to the MacOS one, and then can't use the files on boot. There is a Apple tool to unmount the drive before you do the upgrade.
     
  10. MikesGravity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had boot camp running windows 7 but then removed the partition and erased it and erased the disk. Then re-installed and had the folders like that. Thanks Techhie!
     
  11. MikesGravity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    and Quad, thanks I did do a repair before posting here and no luck. I just re-hid them.
     

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