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Client Node

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FlashJeff Calculating status...
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Oct 18, 2009 5:09 AM
Does anybody have any idea what "Client Node" is? It's an empty file that recently appeared on my desktop, it doesn't have any sort of use, I can't move it anywhere around the Desktop, nor can I put it into the Trash. Every time I try, I get this message:

The item “client node” can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted.

Has anyone encountered this thing? If so, does it serve a purpose? If not, how can I get rid of it?
iMac 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,955 points)
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    Oct 18, 2009 5:20 AM (in response to FlashJeff)
    There are various posts from people who have experienced this. It may be related to use of FileVault, TechTool Pros 'eDisk', or attempts to hide a disk partition by using a Terminal command. At least one user found that simply logging out and in again removed it. One person suggested using a Terminal command to remove it:

    sudo rm ~/Desktop/"client node"

    I don't know whether this is either effective or risky (certainly be careful to type it exactly or copy it in).

    Threads on the subject here:
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2137621&tstart=0
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2180923&tstart=0
    24 inch iMac (10.5.8), 14 inch iBook G4 (10.4.11), 20 inch G4 iMac (10.4.11), Asus 'eee' (Linux), G3 Beige desktop Mac (8.6)
  • Benrcrom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 3, 2009 3:35 AM (in response to FlashJeff)
    The client node file appeared on my desktop after I installed a Brother printer. The way to get rid of it - at least this worked for me - is to go to the force quit option in the Apple menu and relaunch finder. The file just disappeared.

    Anybody know what this is, though?
    13" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2.53GHz

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