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Old Feb 28, 2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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~/Library/containers safe to delete?

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Recently, I deleted many apps that I simple don't use anymore. I was searching around my machine to see if any files where remaining in the usual places: preference, application support, saved state etc. But I found a new one as seen in the title here.

Does anyone know what kind of stuff is stored in this folder and can I delete it safely?

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Old Feb 28, 2013, 08:37 AM   #2
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It's not a standard Folder, I would suggest you to switch on invisible files to see if something resides there, if not delete the Folder.
The only App I remember using the word Container is CandyBar.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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It's not a standard Folder, I would suggest you to switch on invisible files to see if something resides there, if not delete the Folder.
The only App I remember using the word Container is CandyBar.
~/Library/Containers (with a capital C) certainly is a standard folder (though post Snow Leopard).

http://developer.apple.com/library/m...oASandbox.html
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~/Library/Containers (with a capital C) certainly is a standard folder (though post Snow Leopard).

http://developer.apple.com/library/m...oASandbox.html
Yup, I found out now, I was on 10.5.8 before, had all the OS versions from 10.0 until 10.5.8 and I never saw this Folder.
I just bought a Mini a week ago so I apologise for not being aware of this fFolder.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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~/Library/Containers (with a capital C) certainly is a standard folder (though post Snow Leopard).

http://developer.apple.com/library/m...oASandbox.html
So this means that if I remove a certain app I can remove the corresponding folder within Containers?
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So this means that if I remove a certain app I can remove the corresponding folder within Containers?
Yes you can.
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Yes you can.
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