Out, out, damned misnamed Mac file!
July 11, 2010 9:29 PM Subscribe
I've got a niggling problem with an undeletable file in the trash of an external drive. I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8.
posted by DandyRandy to Computers & Internet (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The file in in a folder called 'Recovered files' and the file name (obviously invalid) is '␀␀␀õ␀␀.␀␀' with a modify date of 12/31/1903. Zero KB and the kind is listed as 'Alias'. It's in the /.Trashes/501 directory of the drive in question. When the drive is connected, the desktop Trash icon shows something to be deleted, but emptying the desktop trash has no effect (except the sound effect).
Not that big of a deal, but how do I get rid of it?