Strange files and folders at /

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zeemeerman2, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

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    I never really questioned it, but now, after a year, I do.
    After a reinstall of OSX, I have some strange folders in my /-directory.
    I'll list it here with the first three files or folders in the directory.
    I would leave it alone for the while being, but all in total takes up some space and it annoys me. Could I safely delete all things or make it hidden by placing a dot before each folder, without any errors?

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Which ones do you consider strange? They seem standard to me.

    Do not delete or rename any of these!
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    These files are all part of OSx's *nix heritage. do not go around deleting files and folders unless you really know *nix and what you are doing. Simply removing the files and folders is likely to lead to an unbootable system.
     
  4. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

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