Can I delete these?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by drew336, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. drew336 macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2005

    These show up in Mac HD.. " 24.00 " and " mds-crash-state "

    They have been there for a while, I think since my computer kernal paniced a month ago.. but when I trash mds it says it needs to be authenticated however 24.00 just goes straight to the trash. I'm scared. Help.. can I delete these without screwing stuff up? Especially the mds one. Thanks.
  2. adamb100 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2005
    Milwaukee Wisconsin
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    The icons are from David Lanham.

    The mds-crash-state file is a Spotlight crash log. You should be able to delete it with no worries. I don't know what the other file is.
  4. MacMarvin macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2006
    mds is related to Spotlight. Generally you can delete files that weren't there before. You have to be careful sometimes that certain files just don't become visible - that's why it's handy to know what invisible files are on your system.

    Here is osme more info on it:

    Spotlight probably crashed for a reason so I would remove the files and run a disk utility check.

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