Damaged Files Folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacuserUNC, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. MacuserUNC macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2007
    Just noticed this today, but a folder named DamagedFiles appeared under my Macintosh HD section in Finder and I have no idea where it came from. I don't want to do anything in case I damage more files. Has anyone seen this/ had this happen to them before. And does anyone know what I could do to repair the files, or is it ok to just get rid of them. Any information would be great, thanks.

    MacBook Pro 2.16 Core Duo
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    The DamagedFiles folder is created on recent installs of 10.4 when Disk Utility (or fsck) repairs a file system and finds some, er, damaged files... It's safe to delete this folder but it should be seen as a bit of a warning that your file system was messed up to some degree, at some point. For the moment, check the file names within this folder and verify your drive again. Repair it if necessary. Remember to keep everything backed up! :)

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