View Full Version : Strange Alias Files appears after the restoring.

09-06-2005, 01:57 PM
I post the same thread last week about the alias files apears after the restoring. Here it occoured again.

Basicly, in my PowerBook G4 12', I have a clear installing of the os. Then I have two partition A , and B. Later on I used SuperDuper to Clone A to B as a Image file ( I created a Image file with DiskUtilities First). Finally I restore the image to Partition A , then the infamous Alias files occured. There are three of them, called ( etc, tmp, var). Each of the files have been marked with a Alias Icon.

Last week, Dave told me the best way is to hide them with the Terminal Commands, so here I showed the whole detail, pleast anybody tell me how to hide them or figure out a solution. Thanks in advance.

09-06-2005, 02:04 PM
Do you see this when you're booted from the drive, or when it's the backup? These are NORMAL files -- and MUST be there -- so don't delete them!

09-06-2005, 02:12 PM
I saw them when I finish the restoring process and rebooted from the partition A. I did not see them in the backup image.So if I can not delete them, how can I hide them.

09-06-2005, 02:17 PM
So, you're seeing them on the current boot drive? And, when you restored, were you doing so from an image or from another copy?

09-06-2005, 02:27 PM
Yes, on the current boot drive. When I restored it, I did it from an image located in the second partition within the same hardisk.

09-06-2005, 03:23 PM
OK. The problem is with ASR, the built-in Apple tool that does the restore-from-image.

You *should* be able to fix the problem by unzipping the attached file to the root (top) of the restored drive. Then, restart, and the files should be hidden.

Let me know if that helps!

09-06-2005, 05:31 PM
First, thanks for the attention, Dave. I tried uuzipping the hedden.zip file and then put the whole Folder to the boot drive's root ( with Applications, Library, System, Users and there threee Alias folders together), then after restarted twice, nothing happened
:) Fare enough, unless you have some other ideas, I prepare to settle down with this mirror problem. Will these Alias just be anoying but have no harm to my PowerBook? If that is the case, I'd better get along with it. Hopefully you can fix it at next major release. Thanks million.

09-06-2005, 06:04 PM
Check to see -- using Terminal -- if there's a file there called ".hidden". You should find it at the top of your drive.

To do this, open terminal and copy/paste the following:

ls -la /.hidden

You should get something like:

8 -r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 156 Jan 15 2003 .hidden

If not, it's not in the right place -- the .hidden file (which was inside the ZIP) needs to be at the top of the drive.

This isn't something that we can fix, as such -- it's a bug in Apple disk image program. If, instead of restoring "directly" from the image, you restore by mounting the image, we copy the files ourself and this shouldn't occur.

Hope that helps!