There is a directory on my (solid-state) drive on OS X (Lion) that makes the computer stall when I try to delete or otherwise access it (no processor or drive activity). What can be attempted so as to delete the directory?
Here is what I tried:
- Simply putting the directory in the trash and emptying the trash makes the Finder stall.
rm -Rf en.lprojin a Terminal also stalls (
en.lprojis the directory in question; it comes from Microsoft Office 2008); the command cannot be interrupted with Ctrl-C, Ctrl-D or Ctrl-Z.
- Repairing the disk permissions and verifying the disk with Disk Utility does not help with the above two approaches.
Any other idea would be much appreciated!
PS: I guess that the directory contains files, but I can't see them either the Finder or with Unix commands (
ls en.lproj stalls too).