I have a folder
MyProject. It's an Xcode project folder (not sure if relevant).
I am well aware that this folder is around 800MB. Recently I noticed that Get Info said that it was 17GB large.
I inspected the folder, and all the files were there just fine... and then I noticed that it contained another folder called
MyProject. When I opened it, it was the exact same case: all the files were there, and there was another
MyProject folder in it. And so on. That's right: Folderception.
I solved this by simply deleting the first duplicate
MyProject in the chain.
However, I am curious, how could this have happened?
In order for it to copy itself enough times to yield 17GB, it would have to take quite a while - and I didn't even notice. But the more bizarre question is, what action could I have done to implicitly create a chain like this?