strange file in trash won't empty ... made on Jan 1st, 1904 ...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by flat6, May 31, 2009.

  1. flat6 macrumors regular

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    #1
    See attached screenshot, I don't even know what that character is in the file name.

    Anyway it's always in my trash no matter how many times I click "Empty Trash".

    Don't know what this file is, or how it was made on Jan 1st, 1904...

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  2. *LTD* macrumors G4

    *LTD*

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    Canada
    #2
    Remove the file from the Trash.

    Download ClamXav (it's free) and do a complete scan of your system. make sure it downloads the latest definitions (it should do that automatically.) So just to be on the safe side, we'll cover the malware issue.

    If that turns up nothing, we'll consider some other things.

    Also, check the permissions on that file.

    Have you tried creating a file of the same name on a different volume and then overwriting that one? (not sure if that trick works, maybe only on Windows . . . )

    This thread might be helpful:

    http://forums.macworld.com/thread/100321
     

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