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philbowell
philbowell

Discovered that an old folder action on my Mac has been running for ages and is in a loop creating new folders inside new folders! Trying to work out how to kill it!

smokey
smokey

@philbowell Eep! Turn off Folder Actions temporarily?

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philbowell
philbowell

@smokey yeh, that was part of the solution. Turns out that there’s a limit to how deep you can make nested folders. Once I finally caught up with it and changed the name of the folder it stopped, but man, there were a lot.

smokey
smokey

@philbowell Glad you got it sorted! I do vaguely recall hearing about the nested folder limit reading about the filesystem once upon a time, and I remember thinking “I’ll never hit that…”

philbowell
philbowell

@smokey ha! I’d imagine in normal use hardly anyone would ever reach it. I’ve no idea how deep it was, just held the right arrow key down until it stopped.