View Full Version : /Volumes/Backup3? Ackward

11-26-2006, 09:08 PM

I was running a backup a week ago and a few errors popped up and I quickly ignored them. Before I know it my backup drive went from mounting as /Volumes/Backup to now being /Volumes/Backup 3/ . The errors that popped up were write fail errors for some reason, I think my computer went to sleep during the backup process.

The worst part of it all is that now on my mac when I view invisible files I have directories :
/Volumes/Backup/ (6.28 gigs in size)
/Voumes/Backup 1/ (8ks in size)
/Voumes/Backup 2/ (6ks in size)

These directories exist even though NO external drives are plugged in. I tried deleting the directories from the finder but it wont let me because of permissions.

I do not know why they are still sitting there and taking up my space.

Are they safe to remove? And how can I remove them?

Super duper is the only backup system I use on my mac, and I have never had Norton installed.

Thank You


11-26-2006, 09:17 PM
You've had multiple external drive failures, Luke. You'll need to delete all three of those folders -- it should prompt you to authorize, but then you'll be able to delete them.

The big question is, why is your drive failing over and over. What brand/model is it? Anything else on FireWire with it?