When I connect an external hard drive with storage space and also time machine on it, in activity monitor it shows a process call fseventsd taking up 100% CPU and it slows down my computer to a halt and i have to unplug and do a hard restart. How do i connect without this fseventsd?
Why not run the command
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This solution worked for me:
In Terminal, make a directory called ".fseventsd" (
It tells fseventsd process not to bother reading the backup drive.
The annoyance ceased immediately. Time Machine backup worked flawlessly.
I found the solution on the MacRumors forums.