Weird Folder Appearing Under Macintosh HD

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

  1. Corey Grandy macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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