Go away, stupid "System" folder!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by FRKT, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. FRKT macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I've used an external hard drive to clone my MacBook Pro in the past. Since then I've had my system create a folder called "System" on this hard drive, although Mac OS X is no longer installed there. Is there any way I can have it stop?

    Regards,
    FRKT.
     
  2. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    Philadelphia, PA
    #2
    It could be there are some hidden files and folders left on the disk that is causing your system to think that there is a Mac OS X installation on the drive. Mac OS X creates a number of these such as sbin and mach_kernel. You can use something like TinkerTool to reveal these files and delete them. Hope that helps.
     
  3. FRKT thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Bingo. Deleted with Terminal. Thanks!
     

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