Weird file name in iMac HDD Folder ~?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by TheGeneralLee86, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. TheGeneralLee86 macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2014
    West Topsham, VT
    After updated to Yosemite Beta 2 and noticed a file in the main screen under iMac HDD that has the file name of ~ why is it there and why did it all of the sudden show up after updating to beta 2 of Yosemite?:confused:
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The tilde "~" before a file name can indicate a temporary file, or one being currently edited. Usually they are considered system files and not visible unless you've configured your system to show them.
  3. joedec macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2014
    I had it also, at first I thought I fat fingered an edit, but since its more widely reported I guess its some cruft in the distribution.

    Mine was a zero length file so I deleted it.

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