Strange files and folders at /

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

  1. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    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

    Jul 11, 2006
    Which ones do you consider strange? They seem standard to me.

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

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    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

    Feb 20, 2010

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