How do I get rid of these???

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  1. t4tcliff, Jul 26, 2012
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    t4tcliff macrumors newbie

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    screenshots of the broken aliases.
     

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  2. t4tcliff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can't click and drag them.... tried rebooting...
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Those are search results. The files themselves may not be there anymore. If you right-click and Get Info and don't find a file path, the files aren't there. They just show up in the search results from when they were there.
     
  4. t4tcliff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I posted some more screenshots check em out.

    also when i try to download steam again it fails... i think it might have something to do with this. I don't wanna download it again because it will make another alias...
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As the message says, the file isn't there anymore. The alias in your search results is pointing to nowhere. Have you restarted your Mac?
     
  6. t4tcliff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I download steam.dmg and open that then drag the steam icon to applications... but when i try to open the application it says it needs to be in online mode to update... i have no clue... and then im left with a buncha these things in my finder causing clutter

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    yeah i've rebooted it a buncha times now..
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The message about online mode has nothing to do with the aliases you see.

    Steam Stuck In Offline Mode - Steam Users' Forums
     
  8. t4tcliff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay thats good. I still kinda wanna get rid of these things before i make a bunch more trying to get steam working.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    They're taking up virtually no space and will likely disappear with indexing. You can try removing everything with "steam" in the name, using the following instructions. Be sure to follow them exactly.
     
  10. t4tcliff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Disappear with indexing? ( I'm a bit technologically impaired)
     
  11. t4tcliff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    also heres a screenshot with how far i was able to get with that other method u posted.
     

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    Click the Filename dropdown and select Other, then System Files
     
  13. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The search feature doesn't scan your entire drive to see which files are there every time you do a search. It indexes your files during idle time so that it can quickly provide search results when you want them. Sometimes those indexes are out of date compared to the actual files on your disk, that's what it looks like you're seeing. The 'files' you see take up zero disk space and do not exist in any folder, just in the search results.
     
  14. t4tcliff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did that didn't I?
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    From your cut-off screen shot, no. It still showed "Filename contains" when it should be "System files" "are included". Your Finder window should look like this:
    ScreenCap 2012-07-26 at Thu, Jul 26,11.16.10 PM .PNG
     
  16. t4tcliff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, the one right under "This Mac" in my finder window? I'm having trouble spotting it >.<
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You're having trouble spotting what? Look at the areas of the screen shot I posted that are outlined in red.
     
  18. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    His finder window is the one on the left in his screenshot. He already has "System Files" "are included" selected. :)
     
  19. t4tcliff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay i was able to uncover this... I don't know if deleting this folder then reinstalling will help at all...
     

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  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Duh! You're absolutely right! Thanks! I'm getting too tired to think straight! Only 2 hours sleep last night!

    My apologies, t4tcliff. I was looking at the wrong part of the screen shot. Yes, you did it right and yes, the only things left are those aliases. Don't worry about them, as Stetrain's earlier post described so well.

    Yes, it will. I don't know why those items didn't show up in your earlier search, unless the search wasn't complete.
     
  21. t4tcliff, Jul 26, 2012
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    Okay cool. how about that pic i just posted should i get rid of that? could that be why im having trouble with the install?


    nevermind
     
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it could. See the edit to my last post.
     
  23. t4tcliff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay thanks a bunch! im gunna try to install steam again and hopefully once that folder is gone everything will go smoothly.
     
  24. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Good luck with it!

    Stetrain, thanks again for your help and for pointing out my "brain cramp"! :)
     
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