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Question: /Volumes folder contains 6 "Preboot" volumes

I just noticed that there are many Preboot volumes (all contain a folder with the same GUID name) in the /Volumes folder, but distil shows only one actual Preboot volume. Does this indicate a problem? What should be done to fix it?

$ ls -al /Volumes

total 80

drwxr-xr-x@ 12 root wheel 384 12 Nov 14:37 .

drwxr-xr-x 39 root wheel 1248 2 Nov 01:10 ..

-rw-r--r--@ 1 scott admin 6148 25 Sep 18:59 .DS_Store

drwxrwxrwx 1 scott staff 32768 1 Jan 1980 MERCURY

lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1 9 Nov 15:07 Macintosh HD -> /

drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 96 4 Sep 10:47 Preboot

drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 96 15 Sep 20:05 Preboot 1

drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 96 25 Sep 18:50 Preboot 2

drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 96 19 Oct 13:53 Preboot 3

drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 96 20 Oct 09:29 Preboot 4

drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 96 2 Nov 01:12 Preboot 5

drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 96 22 Oct 20:02 com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots

$ diskutil list

/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.3 GB disk0

1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1

2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 500.1 GB disk0s2


/dev/disk1 (synthesized):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: APFS Container Scheme - +500.1 GB disk1

Physical Store disk0s2

1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 469.4 GB disk1s1

2: APFS Volume Preboot 20.5 MB disk1s2

3: APFS Volume Recovery 520.8 MB disk1s3

4: APFS Volume VM 3.2 GB disk1s4


/dev/disk2 (external, physical):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: FDisk_partition_scheme *15.6 GB disk2

1: Windows_NTFS MERCURY 15.6 GB disk2s1


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