Files Being Renamed

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

  1. Crackers macrumors newbie

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    Feb 20, 2011
    #1
    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?

    cheers

    Crackers
     
  2. AndyMoore macrumors 6502

    AndyMoore

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    Feb 8, 2008
    #2
    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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