problem i dont know what to call

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bogie418, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. bogie418 macrumors newbie

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    I was organizing/deleting some files to organize a folder. Then I was doing some other things as well such as reading mail etc. I went back to the folder I was trying to organize and it was as if I had done nothing, but I had spent and hour organizing documents into subfolders. Then I went to this folder (not the one I was working one) and the documents have this gibberish on them. Please see screen shot. Im lost here.

    I tried to open the funny doc with what I think they would be:either a word doc, or a pdf, but no luck



    An ideas.
    thanks
     

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Those look like maybe cache files put there by some app. Can you do a command-i for info on a few of those to see the creation date/time to maybe help figure out what app did this?
     
  3. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    And change to list/detail view to see the folders, dates, etc.
     
  4. bogie418 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for that

    Still a weird one, this macbook has been running great for 3 years with no issues at all

    just delete and move on?
     

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  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I would just delete them. Can you think of an app or anything you did at exactly that date/time? Maybe running Vuze and those are torrent temp files?
     
  6. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    I have had this some years ago, and there was an app which was known to do it. I can't remember now what it was. Solution was to delete, but there was a way of preventing them too, but too long ago to remember now, and difficult problem to google.

    This link might be related.
     

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