Re: Mac OSX Monterey
In another post (or, two) containing my description of the ‘Hidden’ folder problem that’s causing trouble, a User inferred I did not know enough about the Mac. I didn’t want to push it and decided to let it drop (nobody likes being told they don’t know what they’re talking about…). In one of my previous lives, I was an Apple Developer and understand the Mac well enough…
I dropped subject until this morning’s coffee. I’ll avoid further criticism and post here some info about this subject and how it’s affecting Kicad and my Footprints/etc
If reading this link leaves reader with further ‘wondering’, I explain what I’m seeing/experiencing such that it may Help Others facing a similar issue with Kicad/other on a Mac (with Monterey/Catalina)
It’s true the Hidden Volumes Dir should contain Alias’s of the files/Apps/etc. BUT, in my case (and appears for others, too) Not all of them are Aliases but, rather the full Enchilada (meaning, a 10 Gig file can be fully duplicated. Thus, bloating . And, broken links).
Looking into this, the links showing up in Kicad Paths (after my Mac and Kicad upgrades) are linked to the Hidden Dir. Screenshot #1
I post additional screenshots of this - no further detail as I’ve previously posted my comments elsewhere.
My Kicad projects should link to the correct Dir/Files, not to the Hidden files/Dir created when installing Monterey/Kicad 6.0.
When looking at the Path links, the Red symbol indicates a problem, the Library Link (shown at Bottom) shows the Correct file/link. But, it’s Not correct. I needed to Manually re-link it (on all of my Kicad projects).
The Hidden duplicated Folder with my Symbols/Footprint/etc…Everything
You can see there’s an Applications Dir (it contains the Full App’s). But, of more interest is that it also contains Duplication of my Kicad folders and contents…
Follow the Red-Line: it passes through the Hidden Volumes (but, those files/contents are NOT Alias’s!!). They should be but, they’re not
Expanding the Application’s Dir, you’d see it filled with duplication of the App’s
The (I’ll call it, “correct”) App’s Dir.
The Hidden App’s Dir
Thus, Bloated system (about 250 Gig’s!!), bad links to Symbols/Footprints/(others’s)…