weird Folders in Users/library/preferences

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  1. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    Hello Everybody,

    Ive had this for a very long time but because it never caused any problems I just dismissed it.

    In my Users/Library/preferences there are heaps of folders that have weird names. None of them contain any files (that I can see). See screenshot.

    There are more then the ones I took a screenshot of, there must be a hundred of them. I have never seen this before on any of my many other macs and a little google searching didnt give me any results.

    Does anyone know what these folders are and where they come from /what they are for?

    cheers
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't know where they came from, but I would just delete them and see if they return.
     
  3. The-Pro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    cheers

    I have just created a fusion drive in the machine (Mac Pro 2009) and am currently migrating my data over. I will see if they are migrated aswell. If they are I will delete them and see if they come back
     
  4. The-Pro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well migrated everything over from my 10.6.8 drive to a new 10.9.5 2TB fusion and it works great.
    Those folders are gone for now. Ill keep an eye out if they come back.

    I do wonder where they came from though, very weird.
     

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