unknown and bizarre new folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RockyRaccoon, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. RockyRaccoon macrumors newbie

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    Nov 22, 2007
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    SF Bay Area
    #1
    Hello,
    I have recently found an unknown and bizarrely named folder on the root of my HD.
    ls -la lists it as:
    drwxr-xr-x 6 dan admin 204 Oct 27 21:17 9ffffffb200

    It appears to be empty of files, but with three sub-directories in it.
    These are listed as:
    drwxr-xr-x 2 dan admin 68 Oct 4 21:56 -0effffff88ffffff-0000000000
    drwxr-xr-x 2 dan admin 68 Oct 2 02:24 -0effffff88ffffff-d68102d3c1
    drwxr-xr-x 2 dan admin 68 Oct 4 21:56 -0effffff88ffffff-de8102d3c1

    They look like memory allocation addresses to me...
    Does anybody know what they are, and why they are there?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kms5079 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    #2
    I have recently had the same problem. Above the Applications folder I have one named 6ffffff9c00. It has two subfolders with equally strange names and after deleting the folders a couple of days ago they have come back.

    If anyone knows what this is I would like to know because even though I haven't had a problem it still worries me.
     

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