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#20864 - 02/27/12 08:59 AM &–v‰è
ryck Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Yes, I said "&–v‰è“c". In restoring a couple of Preferences with Time Machine I found a folder, inside the Preferences folder, called "&–v‰è“c". The folder didn't contain anything...well, nothing visible.

Any idea what this is?
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iMac (Retina 5K, 27", 2017), 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 2400 MHz DDR4
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Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
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#20865 - 02/27/12 09:51 AM Re: &–v‰è [Re: ryck]
dkmarsh Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09

Do you use an Epson scanner and/or Photoshop or Photoshop Elements?

We've had a number of cases over the years in which some combination of the above created empty folders in ~/Library/Preferences with nonsense names.
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#20867 - 02/27/12 10:08 AM Re: &–v‰è [Re: dkmarsh]
ryck Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: dkmarsh

Do you use an Epson scanner and/or Photoshop or Photoshop Elements?

Yes, on both counts. I have an Epson scanner and I have Photoshop Elements. Thanks. For a moment there I thought I was going to have to study ancient runes.
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ryck

iMac (Retina 5K, 27", 2017), 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 2400 MHz DDR4
OS Mojave 10.14.6
Canon MX710 Printer
Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
Time Machine on 1TB LaCie USB-C
Carbon Copy Clone on 500GB OWC Mercury OTG Pro

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#20892 - 02/28/12 04:14 AM Re: &–v‰è [Re: ryck]
tacit Offline


Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
Yep, this is a well-known bug with Epson's scanner and printer driver software. It's been long-standing for years, and Epson's never fixed it.

If you want to know the technical details, when the Epson scanner or printer driver software runs, it creates temporary files to spool print jobs or save scanner data. These really ought to be stored in the temporary directory in OS X, but they're not. Worse, the software doesn't use the correct character encoding for the filenames of the files, so the filenames end up looking like gibberish.
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