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What are these strange files in MacOSX 10.6?

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#1 EmaWW


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Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:24 AM

What are the files listed below?

I found them in different locations. Can't figure out what they do. Finder does not (or can not) find and display them despite the fact they are not hidden!

Here are some of them:
in preference panes:
fibre channel 1.7 - Finder can not detect it

startup items:
Location: /Library/StartupItems/BRESINKx86Monitoring
Finder can not detect it

Location: /Library/StartupItems/FxLicenseManager
Finder can not detect it

in frameworks:
Location: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/EAP8021X.framework

located in MacHD/private/var/tmp
(Probably orphan file)
My Mac runs on OSX 10.6

Any tip from seasoned techies, please?

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 10:45 AM

If you could can you take a screen shot of the issue you are seeing in system preferences? Use grab in the utility folder.

As far as the others, what do you mean by finder cannot detect it?

This one:


Is a temp file as it says. It should go away after a restart I would imagine if not it is an orphan file and most likely can be deleted. If any of these files are not causing any issues then I would leave them alone. :)
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#3 EmaWW

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:03 PM

"The finder can not detect them" means
that when I try to use Finder to detect and display them it can not do it.

For example, in /Library/StartupItems/ there is file named BRESINKx86Monitoring. I can see it when open StartupItems
but Finder can not.

Another example is file named
It is in HD>Users>my account>library>preferences.

When try to use Finder to display it nothing happens, it is obvious Finder just can not find and display it!
I've tried any possible settings for finder - nothing happens. Finder is just not able find a large number of certain files (which are not only temporary ones).

I believe that anyone who wish to try may find this happens in their Macs -just try with some obscure files in both libraries - main one or one which is in personal account...
This is obvious failure of Finder.

Any idea about this and how to fix it, guys?

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:58 PM

Do you mean you can see the files in Finder but not find them with spotlight? Other than finder and terminal, how would one see files? The Open File function of another program?

I have seen files in Finder that I couldn't get spotlight to list, but I don't remember what files. I retyped carefully to make sure it wasn't a spelling issue and meant to google on it but I forgot.
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