Duplicate ghost files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by i.shaun, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. i.shaun macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2008
    I just noticed something while sorting photos around in some folders. I'd click one, and suddenly another picture file appears to get created right under it with the exact same filename & extension.

    I tried to delete the duplicate thinking I accidentally hit "duplicate" instead of "copy" when right clicking, and the Original file was also sent to trash. I pulled it back out and it did it again. When I moved it into the subfolder, the duplicate vanished.

    Anyone else experience this strange behavior? It doesn't appear to be a serious issue, as it's been fixed since the reboot. I just wonder what was going on..
  2. Erendiox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2004
    Brooklyn NY
    Could have been just a software glitch. It could also be a corrupted directory. You should back up your files if they're not backed up already. Then verify your drive from another machine.

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