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  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 5:00 AM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)

    Aggggh no! The folder to delete is the one that keeps appearing, name "~". Sorry for the ambiguous suggestion

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 3:27 AM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)

    What is the make and model?

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 4:41 AM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)

    I think that puts a preferences panel in System Preferences, in the Apple menu. See is there anything relevant there.

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Dec 22, 2012 1:43 AM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)

    I was surprised to think that that might be the cause. In normsl strtup you can get a list of the loaded kexts by running Terminal and giving the command

    kextstat

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 1:50 PM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)

    Yes, /System/Library/Extensions, but without the com.apple on the filename.

     

    But those are all apple extensions, and shouldn't be causing conflicts ...

  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to Austin Kinsella1)

    Hi Austin

    A quick way of finding non-Apple extensions in Terminal is with this command.

    kextstat | grep -v apple

     

    If you used it Marc, I recommend copy and pasting it, because the vertical stroke is a pipe symbol, not an 'el' ou 'une'

     

    Merry Christmas to you both.

  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 2:59 AM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)

    Hi Marc,

    You say you are completely lost. In this case any action you take will likely be ill considered. There first needs to be a diagnosis before an action can be taken.

    No-one has an understanding of your problem. A diagnosis has not been made. Therefore any action you take may be incorrect, or even damaging.  

     

    Please, relax. Put your computer aside and enjoy Christmas.

     

    regards, roam.

  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:48 PM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)

    Hi Marc,

    I hope you had a happy Christmas. Looking at the image you posted on the 17th, I noticed some icons showing in your Finder sidebar, being 9 external disks mounted. These could be different drives such as USB drives, or disk images that are open (mounted). It is unusual to see so many. I wonder if, on any of those mounted drives, there is some running application which is putting an autosave folder on your Hard drive?

     

    The reason I mention this is to draw your attention to many possible causes that gives rise to this autosave folder on your Hard drive.

    Austin has suggested looking at loaded kernel extensions which is a good area to hunt. Locations on your hard drive which could load some process at startup can be seen in 10.6 at:

     

    System Preferences > Accounts > Login items

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents*

    HD/Library/LaunchAgents

    HD/Library/LaunchDaemons

    HD/Library/StartupItems

    HD/System/Library/LaunchAgents

    HD/System/Library/LaunchDaemons

    HD/System/Library/StartupItems

     

    Don't delete anything anything you are unsure about as some processes may be needed by one your applications. It is better to first determine what things are being loaded, which can then be considered as relevant or not to whatever is causing the creation of the autosave folder.

     

    * the ~ refers to your Home User folder.

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