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Mysterious 'Catalina' drive icon

Postby baward » Tue May 26, 2020 12:09 pm

I have been having an icon for Catalina appear on my desktop every time I've started up. I haven't (to my knowledge!) installed Catalina (I'm still on Mojave), so why is there an icon for it? The disc is empty. Thanks!
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Re: Mysterious 'Catalina' drive icon

Postby zenguitar » Tue May 26, 2020 12:21 pm

An aborted auto-upgrade created an empty object?

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Re: Mysterious 'Catalina' drive icon

Postby baward » Tue May 26, 2020 9:39 pm

zenguitar wrote:An aborted auto-upgrade created an empty object?

Andy :beamup:

Thanks. Yes I was thinking that myself... :headbang:
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Re: Mysterious 'Catalina' drive icon

Postby baward » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:25 am

I still have this mystery icon; I wonder if anyone can shed a different light on why it’s there and how to get rid of it (other than install Catalina)? Thanks.
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Re: Mysterious 'Catalina' drive icon

Postby Kwackman » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:31 am

If you right click on the icon, are there any useful options like, "Delete" or "Eject"?
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Re: Mysterious 'Catalina' drive icon

Postby desmond » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:44 am

What does Disk Utility say about it? Is it a partition on your system drive? A mounted volume? (which you should be able to eject)
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Re: Mysterious 'Catalina' drive icon

Postby baward » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:38 pm

Kwackman wrote:If you right click on the icon, are there any useful options like, "Delete" or "Eject"?

Yes, those options are present and I can eject the 'disc'. But it just comes back after I restart the machine.
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Re: Mysterious 'Catalina' drive icon

Postby baward » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:43 pm

desmond wrote:What does Disk Utility say about it? Is it a partition on your system drive? A mounted volume? (which you should be able to eject)

Here's a screen grab. The odd thing about this is that I haven't been anywhere near installing Catalina...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bhp0xl0t188zjgv/catalina-icon.jpg?dl=0
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