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Old Sep 4, 2012, 09:30 PM   #1
House Crasher
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Recovered Files in Trash

Hi All,

Almost every time I start up I notice in the dock that i have trash that wasn't there when I shut down. The files are named "Office Setup Semaphore"...When I open the file it empty...

What is this?

Thanks a ton.
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Old Sep 5, 2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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Hi All,

Almost every time I start up I notice in the dock that i have trash that wasn't there when I shut down. The files are named "Office Setup Semaphore"...When I open the file it empty...

What is this?

Thanks a ton.
That's pretty weird man.

Roughly speaking a semaphore is an element in object oriented programming that keeps track of the use of resources to ensure things don't get out of control.

I would imagine this file you're seeing is something that keeps things steady during MS-Office's installation process.

Have you installed Office in the near past? Was the installation successful, or did something go wrong? Do you have Microsoft updates to run?
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Old Sep 5, 2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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Old Sep 5, 2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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Hi All,

Almost every time I start up I notice in the dock that i have trash that wasn't there when I shut down. The files are named "Office Setup Semaphore"...When I open the file it empty...

What is this?

Thanks a ton.
I always found it a sign to reset pram and solves prob.
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Old Sep 5, 2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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Thanks all.

I had a couple MS Office updates to install. I'll see if that takes care of the recovered files issue. Everything seems to be working awesome otherwise.
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