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invalid volume file count

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Joseph Byrnes Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Nov 11, 2013 5:06 PM

Running Onyx, it tells be my disk needs repair

 

disk utility/disk repair (run from separate boot drive) gives me this result:

 

invalid volume file count

it should be 689947 instead of 689948

 

Disk Utility successfully repaired the disk.

 

I've read other posts similar to this, none of which answers my questions:

 

1. What is causing this?  It's the second time this month this has occurred, never before in six years.

 

2. What steps do I take to prevent recurrence?

 

Thanks.

 

joe

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 6:26 PM (in response to Joseph Byrnes)

    Hi Joe, Some causes are...

     

    Untowardly shutdowns of the Mac.

     

    Some App or Process dying in mid stream.

     

    Flaky RAM.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 6:59 PM (in response to Joseph Byrnes)

    RAM can be really tough to test, takes days, then you can only trust it if it finds a problem, not if it doesn't.

     

    How old is this drive?

     

    You may or may not find some clues in Console>All logs, maybe search for...

     

    abnorm

     

    exited

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 9:55 PM (in response to Joseph Byrnes)

    Sugarsync has never worked right for me here, I think it very well may be the problem.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 10:15 PM (in response to Joseph Byrnes)

    To clarify, it works OK in 10.8.5 & up, but was problematic in 10.5.8 & lower, never tried it in 10.6.x

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