Getting to the end of my teather here after what seems to be lots of issues. I am normally okay fixing these kind of things but need a bit of supprt in this instance.
Set up: iMac running mountain lion + Macbook Pro with Mountain lion, 1TB WD MBL (approx 2 years old)
My wife mentioned the other day that she was unable to save an excel document she was working on due to a permissions issue. I dismissed this and told her to do a save as to the desktop for teh time being.
When I looked in her user area, she had the folder open on the MBL where this file usually saves. To my surprise, there were 20,000+ sequentially named excel files (alaram bells already ringing). I was unable to delete them as the finder window froze.
I re-booted the MBL and the drive mounted automatically as normal - but opening some folders was slow and others prompted a complete freeze. I want to try and delete the suspect folder but it just hangs (even after leaving for a 8+ hours).
Is there another way I can delete the suspect folder? My current line of thinking is to plug in a USB drive, use copy manager to retreive files I need then re-format and start form scratch.
A few weeks agao, I had issues with Time Machine (which I have now fixed). This basically tried writing a huge sparsebudle file (600gb+) and caused extremely slow backups which eventually failed or never completed. I was able to remove the sparsebubdle file and start from scratch but I am starting to think that perhaps after two years constant use the HD may be starting to fail causeing writing issues ot the drive?
I am by no measn a computer expert, but can normally follow tech help feeds to resolve tehse kind of issues - so if anyone can help its much appreciated.