Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Austin Kinsella1)
Thanks Austin, I can't get the detail here. I recall something very similar recently, a mystery file only 4KB but it was not resolved, only that the file was an unidentified .plist file, origin unknown. I wonder if it is the same.
EDIT a folder you say, hmmm. I wanted to see its location. Perhaps the OP could detail that.
Message was edited by: roam
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to roam)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2012 11:13 PM (in response to roam)
Unfortunatly I still use Snow Leopard 10.6.8
I believe yjay I solve the problem. I deleted a file that I found in my account preferences in the start up files that had noting to di there. It seems OK.
I do not know how it appears in that place.....
Unfortunatly I did not notice the exact name. It was related to Microsoft Word software. Sorry for that.
Thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2012 11:17 PM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)
Sorry I replied too quickly
This morning it appeared again.
The file in question is "Microsoft Daemon Application"
What is this. Why it re-appeared after I dleted it and creates this "unwanted" empty file ?
Why I did not have that before ?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 1:19 AM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)
I've looked up "Microsoft Daemon Application" and it seems to be part of Office for Mac, Entourage or Outlook.
I found this information here,
Do you use either of those products? Either way, I don't think it is a problem, but it would be better to locate that folder in ~/Library/Application Support, rather than where it now is on the root of the drive.
See if in your Microsoft application preferences there is any choice to set the location of that folder.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to roam)
You are 100% correct as far as Microsoft database daemon is concerned but this is not the cause of the appearance of this "unwanted and empty" file. Unfortunatly.
In fact I went until the point where I delected this application.
But the file still appears ????
of course it is more (apperntly) an esthetic question.... but I would be very please to solve it.
I cannot undesrtand what I have changed that caused this file to appear evrytime I re-start my computer.
Thanks anyway for your help and if you have other ideas, do not heistate.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)
I see. I don't what is placing that folder there. If you open the folder called Autosaved Information, and any subsequent sub folder you may eventually find the file that has been autosaved, and that may give you a clue to its origin.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2012 3:37 AM (in response to Marc Victor Pierre)
The path to the empty folder from your Home is ~/Library/Autosaved Information. As you probably know, "~" is the common Unix abbreviation for "current user's Home", so it seems to me that some application has a slightly mis-configured save path for it's autosaves - it is using ~/~/Library/Autosaved Information instead of ~/Library/Autosaved Information.
I would suggest quit all likely applications, delete the folder, restart, then start just one application at a time, maybe at hourly intervals, until the folder reappears. Then look at the preferences for the app that produced it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2012 4:51 AM (in response to Austin Kinsella1)
Sorry but you mean to delete the APPLICATIONS FOLDER ?
Or simply move it to the trash and then recovering applications one by one ? Is that sufficient ?
Sorry to disturb.