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Whilst trying to format an SD card through terminal I noticed that a "strange" volume named UNTITLED existed in /Volumes/ as shown below (line 7):

sh-3.2# ls -al /Volumes/
total 8
drwxrwxrwt@  5 root  admin   170 Oct  2 14:31 .
drwxr-xr-x  35 root  wheel  1258 Oct  2 13:59 ..
lrwxr-xr-x   1 root  admin     1 Oct  2 13:59 Macintosh HD -> /
drwxrwxrwx   0 root  wheel     0 Oct  2 14:31 MobileBackups
d--x--x--x+  3 root  admin   102 Sep 24 13:11 UNTITLED

However, when I perform a diskutil list, it is nowhere to be found (UUID voluntarily zeroed out in line 12):

sh-3.2# diskutil list
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.3 GB   disk0
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:          Apple_CoreStorage Macintosh HD            499.4 GB   disk0s2
   3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3
/dev/disk1 (internal, virtual):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD           +499.0 GB   disk1
                                 Logical Volume on disk0s2
                                 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
                                 Unencrypted

When I perform a df -h it only shows me what is inside /dev/disk1, so the information there seems useless in this case.

In order to gain access inside this volume I had do sudo su hence the sh-3.2#in front of every command results shown here. An ls -al gives the following:

sh-3.2# ls -al
total 0
d--x--x--x+ 3 root  admin  102 Sep 24 13:11 .
drwxrwxrwt@ 5 root  admin  170 Oct  2 14:31 ..
drwx------+ 3 root  admin  102 Sep 24 13:11 .Spotlight-V100

And inside .Spotlight-V100 there's this:

sh-3.2# ls -al
total 16
drwx------+ 3 root  admin   102 Sep 24 13:11 .
d--x--x--x+ 3 root  admin   102 Sep 24 13:11 ..
-rw-------  1 root  admin  4683 Sep 24 13:11 VolumeConfiguration.plist

3 questions so far:

  • Does anyone else have this Volume?
  • How to know what space it occupies?
  • Can I reclaim used space (even if very small) as suggested in the response of this question? (in other words: sudo ls -laOR /Volumes/UNTITLED)
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    Are you sure it's not just a placeholder used as the card is being formatted?
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 2, 2016 at 13:48
  • Yes, Tetsujin. As a matter of fact, the computer has been restarted many times (without any SD card inserted) and this Volume continues to appear in Terminal only. Neither does it appear in the GUI (i.e. Finder) nor in Disk Utility.
    – pdeli
    Oct 4, 2016 at 16:52

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