Can I delete these?

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

  1. drew336 macrumors newbie

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    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

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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    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

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    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:

    http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/stopspotlightindex.html

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

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