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What are two ".fuse_hidden" files doing on my K2 root directory?


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Initial post: Oct 17, 2010 5:55:21 PM PDT
Vandan says:
Recently I noticed these two files on my K2:

.fuse_hidden00028dba00000003 - size 1087k - last modified on 04/08/2010
and
.fuse_hidden0001586900000002 - size 1078k - last modified on 08/09/2010

I have no idea if these files are of any use. Till date I never saw any such file lying on my K2 root. Moreover, there is no such file on my wife's K3.

Has anyone else seen such files on their Kindles? I tried searching discussions here but could not find any relevant discussion/post in this regard.

Shall appreciate any input from fellow kindlers...

Posted on Oct 17, 2010 8:16:54 PM PDT
Esse says:
A quick Google search shows that these are likely files that were meant to be deleted but are somehow still in use. If you try restarting your Kindle, they might disappear.

Posted on Oct 17, 2010 8:18:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2010 8:18:54 PM PDT
jstmgn says:
On http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=550145 this answer to a similar question:
"You can safely ignore .fuse_hiddenXXXX files. It means a file was deleted but there is at least one software which is still using it, so it can't be removed permanently. It will be done automatically when the relevant software stops using the file or exists. Such files are always gone after umount/reboot. This is how Linux and any Unix works but only FUSE exposes these files to the user. In the future we may try to make them unvisible but that's not very simple." NTFS-3G Developer: http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/

If you Google fuse_hidden, you'll get a bunch of hits. I don't know what else they relate to besides Unix/Linux

Posted on Oct 17, 2010 8:57:34 PM PDT
Customer service uses those files to peer into your pants and report on what kind/color underwear you're wearing. Don't worry about it, they've agreed to not look inside your underwear.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 10:28:49 PM PDT
J. Pedersen says:
have you ever figured out anything about these files i noticed them on my kindle today?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 11:52:47 PM PDT
@J. Pedersen: Have you read the earlier posts in this thread? They would suggest that you can remove them. If you want an answer from Amazon to this thread that is 20 months old, then you'll need to contact Amazon CS - use the Help link at the top of the page.
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