"Recovered Files" in trash after restarts

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  1. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    Everytime i restart my macbook or just turn it on from a complete shut down in the trash there are 1 or more folders in there called "recovered files". It doesnt happen when wakeing up from sleep just from restarts or shutdowns. What are these? Can i just delete them?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes, you can feel free to empty your trash to get rid of them. It's a "bug" that used to exist in pre-OS X releases, but reared it's head again a little while ago. It's just some temporary files from that OS X is getting rid of upon reboot...you don't need them.
     
  3. pilotkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, thank you! Is there anyway to fix this "Bug"? will apple fix it in a software update?
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Nothing to worry about. It was normal in OS 9 and earlier. I kind of missed it in earlier versions of OS X, and was happy to see it reintroduced in 10.4.

    Apple's explanation.
     
  5. pilotkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you! I'll just keep deleteing them...I guess its not that bad since i only restart my macbook about every 10 days or so...
     
  6. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    There's actually a program that I run that deletes the files every time I start up. It's called something along the lines of RecoverTrasher. Go search for it at MacUpdate and try it out. Works wonders.
     
  7. pilotkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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