brijazz

macrumors 6502
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Jul 31, 2008
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I have a few alias files that popped up after Firefox crashed while downloading. They can't be deleted, dragged, or even referenced in the terminal (I tried running ls -a, and they didn't appear in the listing). Permissions for these files is "unknown access".

Here's oddest part: these aliases only show up in Smart Folders. In this case, they're aliases to video files that were downloading to my ~/Downloads folder, so if I set up a Smart Folder that limits itself to video files, the corrupted aliases appear. If I browse my ~/Downloads folder in Finder, they're nowhere to be found.

Any advice?
 

brijazz

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 31, 2008
311
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Yup, that did the trick. Disk Utility reported orphaned blocks. Repaired the disk, restarted and all is well.

Thanks!
 
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