Weird behavior [problems with trash]

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  1. danakm, Dec 13, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013

    danakm macrumors regular

    danakm

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    #1
    For the past week I have been experiencing some weird behaviour from my mac.

    First, I tried to trash some files on the desktop and got this notice:
    [​IMG]

    And then I started seeing things like this on my desk when I downloaded files. I know it is normal for them to look like this when the file is still downloading, but what's happening is that it remains that way even after the download is done:
    [​IMG]

    Any ideas? I'm at a loss here :confused:
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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  3. danakm thread starter macrumors regular

    danakm

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    #3
    The deleting problem was solved after a restart, like you said, but any ideas as to what might have caused it or how to prevent a repeat?

    The file issue is ongoing, tho :(
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #4
    Any number of things could have caused the trash problem. Restarting solves many minor issues, and is a good first step in any troubleshooting.

    As for the other issue, try re-indexing your drive: If that fails to index, enter the following command in Terminal:
    sudo mdutil -i on "/Volumes/your drive name"​
     
  5. danakm thread starter macrumors regular

    danakm

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    I'll try that now and hope it helps. Thanks :)
     

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