.Trash folder? Help I messed something up

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lyons238, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. lyons238 macrumors 6502

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    ok well i just got my new hd in. i was installing all my apps i need. and then i was installing hdamp and i did something in terminal.

    now in finder i have folders called .Trash and like .DS_Store which i think is part of smcfancontrol. i actually now have a ton of weird named folders iv never seen before in finder right next to my user folder and app folder etc...

    what did i do??? help plz

    edit: does anyone else see windows symbols in my sig? i dont see how when i put the (apple) symbol in. weird..
     
  2. lozzy1234567890 macrumors member

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    Files like .Trash are hidden files, so i would gather that u have changed the settings in the terminal to that so u can see hidden files, nothing a quick terminal thing can do, or a preference app, etc, look at the link. and yes, i see the windows logo in ur sig weirdly. http://www.mactricksandtips.com/2008/04/show-hidden-files.html
     
  3. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    The only thing I can help with, is the windows icons are a little Macrumors Aprils Fools joke :D
     
  4. lyons238 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok i actually had to type in a diff command in terminal but i figured it out. i got the hidden folders hidden again.

    but what if i deleted any of these? are you even able to delete hidden folders? i hope i didnt mess anything up
     
  5. lozzy1234567890 macrumors member

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    if ur still able to do anything you need to do, then it should be fine. if ur become paraniod over it, you can just restore it from a previous backup, assuming u do backup.
     
  6. lyons238 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    everything seems to be working fine. but can you even delete hidden folders?

    and this is a new hd. i have my old hd with all my data on it but i just reinstalled osx and everything to start fresh

    edit: and for some reason both cpu cores run at about 50% each while i watch youtube videos, and with my old hard drive they each ran at about 20% each...why could this be. i have adobe flash 10.1 beta 3 on both..
     

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