Recovered Files folder appears in my Trash

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 53x12, Jan 28, 2010.

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    53x12

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    So I get this folder in my trash, "Recovered files," every time I turn on/restart my computer. I have never had this issue with my MBP and only with my iMac. Does anyone know what is going on/how to turn this feature off? I am a little OCD and hate having files just siting in my trash. Always feel like I need to empty them right away. :D
     
  2. olvrfshr, Jan 28, 2010
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    richard.mac

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    dont worry about it. i dont technically know its use, but i think its just something Mac OS X does to recover caches after a restart. look thru there to see if there is anything you want to keep, usually nothing for me. i have seen a photoshop document in there once, but it was already saved.
     
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    My MBP did this just before my hardrive failure.
    I would recommend making a backup in case.
     
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    ugp

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    I get this once in awhile. I just empty the trash. Gotten this same thing for over a year now. I always ignored it.
     

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