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Macbook desktop showing a new folder being created randomly every 5 to 10 minutes.
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Command-Shift-N is the pre-set shortcut for a New folder
Could you be hitting these keys occasionly?
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If it persists sit in front of your mac, without touching the keys, see if it happens


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It happens without touching the keyboard. I am wondering if it may be a bad keyboard. I have not had any spills.
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It's easy enough to find out if the keyboard is malfunctioning, just swap it out with another. You can even use an inexpensive Windows keyboard as a temporary test as long as it's connected via USB.
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This is a macbook with built in keyboard. Connecting an external keyboard should not override the internal keyboard will it? I should be able to use them both. I will try though.
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Once you attach the USB keyboard, it will become the main keyboard. I ran my 2008 MacBook that way for years since I used it at home as a desktop replacement. Anyway, that should provide a way of testing to see if the internal keyboard is damaged.
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OK, so I plugged an external keyboard up and it is still creating folders automatically on the desktop. Odd thing is, when I disconnect the internet it stops. Plug internet back in and folders start creating. It only creates one every 10 minutes or so.
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Which browser are you using? If it's Safari, try using Firefox or Chrome instead. I suspect you have some kind of plug in or extension that might be making the folders.
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