WD drive question

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  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I have a WD my book for mac hooked up to my iMac running 10.11.5
    I notice this /var/run/com.wdc.WDPrivilegedHelper.socket and suspect it might be causing a CPU process to run out of control
    How do i get rid of it? I've tried through finder/go /var/run/com.wdc.WDPrivilegedHelper.socket
    cant find that location.

    any ideas?
    thanks
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    I'm assuming you mean: /Volumes/Macintosh HD/private/var/run/com.wdc.WDPrivilegedHelper.socket

    You don't need to use the Finder "go" as it's not hidden like the user library is.
     
  3. brentg33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that is the path i mean, however, when i go to /volumes/Macintosh HD/private/var/run ... there is no com.wdc....etc to be found.
    yet it shows up as an open file/port in activity monitor under launchd
     
  4. chscag macrumors 68000

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    I don't have that either - at least when I checked. What happens when you eject the WD MyBook drive, does it still show up in Activity Monitor Launchd? I don't normally keep my WD drive attached at all times; only when I need it.
     

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