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Invalid Volume Directory Count/ Invalid Volume File Count

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Hey guys,

Every so often I'll pop my OS X Leopard Disc in and run Disk Utility from it. Each time I run it I get the errors "Invalid Directory Count" and "Invalid Volume File Count" So I run Repair Disk and it successfully fixes it. Just to make sure, I run verify Disk and it says it's okay.

If I run the Utility in a few days it will also tell me it's fine, however after a week or so I'll get the directory and file count errors again. I have no idea why this is happening. Can someone shed some light on this for me/ explain what those errors mean?

Thanks!

EDIT: System in question is a Core 2 Duo iMac Mid 2008
     
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Do you know what a directory is?

Do you regularly force shut down your Mac (hold down the power button for ~10s/pull out the power lead + battery)?
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Yes I know what a directory is. And no, besides the occasional shutdown to run the Disk Utility this computer has 100% uptime.
     
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Well the two errors you get are similar kinds of things and have fairly self explanatory names. They're both corruptions (usually if your file system has failed to remove the symbolic link OS X uses to find the physical data on the HD) where the numbers don't match the journaling on the disk (as in "OS X Extended Journaled" aka HFSJ). Does that make sense?

Errors like this usually happen as a result of forced/unexpected shutdowns, which is why I asked, but can be caused by (crappy) software as well. For example, I've heard of the software for syncing Blackberry phones causing these issues.

Hope that makes things a little clearer?
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