Files Being Renamed

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Crackers, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Crackers macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2011
    Hi all,

    I have a friend who is computer illiterate, and she also has a 21" iMac.

    She has a problem that I have never seen before, and I am at a loss to explain to her what is causing it.

    What is happening is that she will save a document file or any file for that matter to her iMac, be it in a documents folder, a folder on the desktop, anywhere, and the next time that she turns the iMac on the file is renamed to a random set of characters.

    I have since formatted and reinstalled snow leopard and the same problem has started again within a week.

    Anyone out there able to shed some light on this?


  2. AndyMoore macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2008
    Other than user error or something that is happening that you or they aren't explaining here then it's very strange.

    I would say that there could be a file system error or the HDD is starting to fail.
    Are the files still ok?
    Have you run a chfs?

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