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Disk First Aid: "Open Files"??????
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Aug 26, 2002, 09:48 AM
I need some help.
Every couple of days after booting into Os 9.22, if I open Disk First Aid, it lists "open files" under several partitions, even though NO applications are open.
Running disk first aid does not correct the message.
I have to rebuild the desktop of all partitions to get rid of that message.
Anyone know why I get "open files" on various partitions?
What effect do "open files" have on the computer?
How to prevent this from happening?
Thanks for any response.
Mac Elite
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Aug 28, 2002, 12:05 AM
There's many reasons why files may be open without you realizing it - from background applications or even file sharing.

The utility List Open Files will give you a list of the open files on your system.
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Aug 30, 2002, 06:54 AM
They should have no effect on your system, disk-wise.

Though they will stop DFA from scanning those portions (likely very small) of your drive.
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Sep 1, 2002, 08:41 PM
The open files, most likely, is the Virtual Memory file
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