Strange files in my HD directory...help?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hellodon, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. hellodon macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    I did an update the other day and it locked up on the restart, and I just looked in my Hard drive root folder and noticed a bunch of randomly named small files. Looks like they all showed up November 3rd between 1:13AM - 1:27AM and appear to be from apple. I only tried looking at a few in TextEdit, some were empty, others opened and say the following:


    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">

    <key>DeviceCertificate</key>
    <data>

    Then below that theres just a TON of lines of randomness. So it looks like these are apple files of some sort but I don't know why there are so many, or why they'd end up in that folder of all places...or if its okay to just delete them. I assume this has something to do with that software updates...?

    Anyone have any idea? I put them all in their own folder and took a screen shot of that folder. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. issicus macrumors newbie

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    Nov 1, 2005
    #2
    delete 'em.

    you should run disk utility do a fix permissions and verify disk.
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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