Just noticed that in my main Downloads folder, containing 1150 items (pdfs, epubs, text files), I suddenly have an equal number of plist files for them. So if there’s
Yamaha Reface manual.pdf there’s also
Yamaha Reface manual.pdf.plist
A cursory look doesn’t find this repeated for any of my other document folders, thank goodness.
Disk Utility’s First Aid and SmartReporter found nothing amiss with my 2Tb Fusion Drive.
Any ideas what’s happened, if it can be prevented from reoccurring, or whether it’s a sign of future trouble?