HELP! How do I stop my OSX 10.6 from duplicating files??

hottot11

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Sep 18, 2011
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I need help with my Snow Leopard. I cant figure out how to stop it from saving/duplicating files over and over! It seem's like everytime I go on a webpage or reopen any type of file, it re-saves it. What can I do?? This is driving me up the wall!
 

cocacolakid

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Dec 18, 2010
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We need more information to know what is happening with your Mac. That's not something that I've ever had before.

What program(s) are you having this happen in, specifically? What files are being saved/copied? (File types, file names, etc.)
 

hottot11

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Original poster
Sep 18, 2011
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We need more information to know what is happening with your Mac. That's not something that I've ever had before.

What program(s) are you having this happen in, specifically? What files are being saved/copied? (File types, file names, etc.)
When I look in my Finder I see a bunch of duplicate file's such as photo's,document's,email images and webpage images. Deleting them manually would take forever,is there a certain way I could stop it all together?

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When I look in my Finder I see a bunch of duplicate file's such as photo's,document's,email images and webpage images. Deleting them manually would take forever,is there a certain way I could stop it all together?
Oh and I have a alot of files with name's like"tJWPLagNQumpFYaW9GZ%vw.apalbum,Master.apmaster"and every time i try to open it this pops up "There is no application set to open the document “tJWPLagNQumpFYaW9GZ%vw.apalbum”." Can I delete these?
 

cocacolakid

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Dec 18, 2010
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Don't delete anything until we get some clear advice here, some of that could be actual OS stuff and we don't want to delete anything. Hopefully someone else will chime in.

What browser are you using? Try resetting it if it's Safari or clear all information if it's Firefox/Chrome. Is this happening at a specific website or all websites? Do you see these being downloaded?

Do the files have names indicating they are copies?

Example:

File.jpg
File-1.jpg means they are the same thing but two copies, which means they are being duplicated or downloaded multiple times.

Try this, go to Disk Utility in your Apps - Utilities folder.

Click on your Mac's main hard drive, the one with your OS on it, it will be listed in the left panel of the Disk Utility window that opens. Then click on Verify Disk Permissions in the bottom left. It will take a while. Let it run until it's done. If it finds anything that has incorrect permissions, click on Repair Permissions on the bottom left. Let it run until it's done.

I'm not sure what is going on but let's make sure the OS is working correctly before we do anything else.

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Do you have Aperture on your Mac? Do you use it to import photos from your camera?
 

hottot11

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 18, 2011
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Don't delete anything until we get some clear advice here, some of that could be actual OS stuff and we don't want to delete anything. Hopefully someone else will chime in.

What browser are you using? Try resetting it if it's Safari or clear all information if it's Firefox/Chrome. Is this happening at a specific website or all websites? Do you see these being downloaded?

Do the files have names indicating they are copies?

Example:

File.jpg
File-1.jpg means they are the same thing but two copies, which means they are being duplicated or downloaded multiple times.

Try this, go to Disk Utility in your Apps - Utilities folder.

Click on your Mac's main hard drive, the one with your OS on it, it will be listed in the left panel of the Disk Utility window that opens. Then click on Verify Disk Permissions in the bottom left. It will take a while. Let it run until it's done. If it finds anything that has incorrect permissions, click on Repair Permissions on the bottom left. Let it run until it's done.

I'm not sure what is going on but let's make sure the OS is working correctly before we do anything else.

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Do you have Aperture on your Mac? Do you use it to import photos from your camera?
Ok,Im giving this a shot now..

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Ok,Im giving this a shot now..
And yes the file names are the same
 

hottot11

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Original poster
Sep 18, 2011
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Ok so I verified and repaired the disk permissions..What do I do now? Nothing came up under "incorrect permissions"..Should I clear the history? Will that make any difference?
 

fenskezen

macrumors regular
Feb 6, 2011
152
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I am having the same problem. Have you come up with anything as to what is happening or how to stop it? I have done the above suggestions. Thanks!
 

Quad5Ny

macrumors 6502a
Sep 13, 2009
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New York, USA
What folder are the files in?

Computer operating systems are constantly creating, modifying and deleting all kinds of files. If this is happening in a intended location (folder) then there is nothing to worry about.
 

Pandora79

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Jun 22, 2012
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Master.apmaster ???

I need help with my Mac Pro 10.7.4. I can not figure out how I can stop my computer from the store / copy the files over and over again, especially pictures I delete from iPhoto. And every time I go to a web page or reopen any type of file, it re-save it. What can I do? I also have a problem with deleting a strange folder with the filename IOstcjZgSYKt8EKXPXNa + g and subfiles Master.apmaster (document) Help. I'm going crazy over here
 

Kregekv

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May 31, 2019
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Virginia Beach
We need more information to know what is happening with your Mac. That's not something that I've ever had before.

What program(s) are you having this happen in, specifically? What files are being saved/copied? (File types, file names, etc.)
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Expobill

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May 30, 2018
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We need more information to know what is happening with your Mac. That's not something that I've ever had before.
We need more information to know what is happening with your Mac. That's not something that I've ever had before.
 

NoBoMac

Moderator
Staff member
Jul 1, 2014
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More specifically, what app are you seeing this in?

For example, MacOS has had versioning of some files for a number of years now. So, not really duplicates. And if digging into TimeMachine, will see what appears to be duplicates.
 
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