recovered files in Trash???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by forthebrave, May 10, 2005.

  1. forthebrave macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2004
    everytime I start my computer up, I always have a " recovered files " folder in my trash that I always have to throw away~ how do I stop this unwanted trash?
  2. jophilpo macrumors newbie


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western North Carolina

    Did this coincide with installing Tiger? I have had them start showing up on every login after I upgraded.
  3. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    This happened to me after I had to Force Quit MS Word the other day. Once I opened the doc and re-saved, the recovered files were in Trash. I really don't know what happened, but everything was in order.
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Yes, I've gotten a recovered file folder a couple of times since upgrading to Tiger. I almost get a warm, nostalgic feeling. Good old OS 9 (and earlier) behaved in this way, too, and put recovered files in trash when something had gone wrong in the previous session... ;)
  5. j33pd0g macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2003
    Central NY
    Same thing with me. Although I didn't happen to have any apps that crashed on me. Dreamweaver has a temp file... but that always has. The newest one for me are from, and a pref called "" I think that's the name of it, I am at work right now on good 'ol OS 8.6, and will have to check later.
  6. Sogo macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2004
  7. hodgjy macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    I've noticed the majority of my recovered files are temp files and files trying to reconstruct my clipboard from my last session before logging off.
  8. GrumpyJabber macrumors newbie


    May 11, 2005
    Dallas, GA
    Recovered Files

    Exactly what I have noticed. The recovered files seem to be associated with items on the clipboard when I shut down. I would have to say that the clipboard is not getting cleaned up correctly during the shutdown process.
  9. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601


    Feb 27, 2005
  10. andrewheard macrumors regular

    May 16, 2005
    Ontario, Canada
    Want to kill...

    Dear Apple,

    Please kill whoever decided that having the recovered files in the trash should be a feature in Tiger. If that is not possible, please beat them with an Apple branded white stick that looks better than other sticks.


    A Disgruntled Computer Nerd


    Its funny how such a little problem can drive one to madness. Apple was supposedly gonna fix this with such luck. For me it only happens with Dreamweaver. If I open Dreamweaver then I get a temp file and if I don't then I'm in the clear. Simple solution eh? Only problem is that well...I like Dreamweaver.

    Does anyone know if Apple will remove this feature any time soon? Now to end my first post on and I'm sorry for the ranting. Everyone have a great day.

    Andrew (aka Heardy)

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