Go away, stupid "System" folder!

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

  1. FRKT macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2009
    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?

  2. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2001
    Philadelphia, PA
    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

    Apr 24, 2009
    Bingo. Deleted with Terminal. Thanks!

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