Weird Folder Appearing Under Macintosh HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Corey Grandy, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Corey Grandy macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Today, while clearing up some HD space I noticed a strange folder located on the Macintosh HD. It appears to be named with a single Japanese or Chinese character (those being my best guesses, could definitely be something completely different) and reappears upon restart if deleted. I've attached a picture of what it looks like. Any help as to what it is and how to rid myself of it would be great :)

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  2. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    I've got that too.

    I thought it was something dodgy but I reinstalled by MBP to find out and without installing anything apart from updates from Software Update it appeared.

    Nothing to worry about to be honest!
  3. tpg macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2010
    Odd - I certainly don't have it. Perhaps you can open a terminal and run:

    cd /
    ls -al

    and post the output? Might give some more insight.

    EDIT: Also, what's inside the folder? If you "cd" into the folder into the terminal and post the output from another "ls -al" that'd be very useful too!
  4. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    Korean, apparently. See here.

    You could open Console (in Utilities) and do

    File->Open Quickly->Files->/private/var/log->system.log.0.bz2

    See what was going on yesterday at 8:14 pm.

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