Recovered Files in Trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by House Crasher, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Joined:
    Aug 4, 2012
    Hi All,

    Almost every time I start up I notice in the dock that i have trash that wasn't there when I shut down. The files are named "Office Setup Semaphore"...When I open the file it empty...:confused:

    What is this?

    Thanks a ton.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    That's pretty weird man.

    Roughly speaking a semaphore is an element in object oriented programming that keeps track of the use of resources to ensure things don't get out of control.

    I would imagine this file you're seeing is something that keeps things steady during MS-Office's installation process.

    Have you installed Office in the near past? Was the installation successful, or did something go wrong? Do you have Microsoft updates to run?
  3. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  4. macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2011
    I always found it a sign to reset pram and solves prob.
  5. thread starter Guest

    Aug 4, 2012
    Thanks all.

    I had a couple MS Office updates to install. I'll see if that takes care of the recovered files issue. Everything seems to be working awesome otherwise.

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