[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Recursive folder problem

Posted on 1997-01-28
1
Medium Priority
?
280 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-29
Mac IIfx, 8Mb real memeory, 16Mb virtual, System 7.5.5

This was previously posted to comp.sys.mac.system with no takers.

I have a problem with some screwed up bit in my directory entries where I have an "infinitely recursive" folder.

Somehow, I ended up with a folder called "AppleShare", who's only contents is another folder called "AppleShare", who's only content is, you guessed it, "AppleShare," and so on.  I cannot delete this nor rebuild my desktop as I get the error "folders nested too deeply."  This also causes Norton Disk Doctor to choke.  Yes, this goes deeper than the 64 nested folder limit supported by he MacOS.

I've tried going several levels, down, and moving the remaining folders to another area, whereby I can delete the first set with no problem, but the remaining ones still appear to go indefinitely.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:ccoulson
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Fastjack earned 200 total points
ID: 1535287
virus, system corruption, or HD problem.  i suggest scanning with a non-intrusive program like disinfectant, then doing a clean re-install of your system.  at last resort, do a low-level format of your HD, youd be suprised how many times its cleared up a problem i couldnt fix.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Create a default user profile for Mac OS X 10.7/10.8 Create a user account on OS X that will be a template for every other user of that computer. I usually call it “profile” and make it an administrator account for the time being. 1. Install a…
Article by: Justin
In light of the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected millions of Windows machines, you might wonder if your Mac needs protecting. Yes, it does and here is how to do it.
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question