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    Question Desktop Issue
    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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