Finder shows the files that do not exist.

Hi all

I have a problem with what appears to be broken aliases, but the type of file is an HTML document. I've been manually change a legacy site, using an app called "SightSucker" to download the site locally if I can do a search depth of terms and expressions which are no longer acceptable by my industry.

After the work was done, I deleted the site locally, he seems to have left about 1500 small files (many repetitions of the same name).

These files appear only in my finder under "My files", but nowhere else.

When I 'Get info' is not the file "where:" information, it is just missing. Also, under sharing and permissions, it said "you have unknown access."

I tried the things:

  1. Restarted my Mac (I know this is a standard windows fix, but I thought I'd give it a try).
  2. Remove cmd - does nothing
  3. Trail of trash-trash is transformed into icon to disassemble but eventually does nothing, it is not also actually slide.
  4. Copy/paste point creates error "update on the Clipboard cannot be pasted at this location. One or more of the items may have been deleted or are no longer available.
  5. Double-click created error ' alias '[file name]' could not open the original item cannot be found "-gives the following options:
    1. Delete aliases - does nothing
    2. Difficulty Alias--gives the finder dialog box "select new original. I created a dummy file to link to, but got the error "could not complete the operation. An unexpected error occurred (error code - 43)".
  6. Permissions are unknown I have tried repairing permissions. I had to do it manually with "sudo/usr/libexec/repair_packages - repair - standard-pkgs - volume / ' in the Terminal application, you cannot do this with disk utility in OS X El Capitan. Whatever it is, it was not to fix anything.
  7. EasyFind (the one with the squirrel icon) to find files. EasyFind could not find them.
  8. Use the command find Terminal, which also could not find them.

This leads me to think that maybe these files do not exist in reality and the real problem is "Finder".

If anyone has any ideas on what I am at a bit of a loss.

Thank you very much.


Other information:

MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7

500 GB of Flash storage

OS X El Capitan V 10.11.4

Please rebuild the Spotlight index. If you try to search now, there will be an indication that the indexing is in progress.

Tags: Mac OS & System Software

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