"Recovered files"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DeadSirius, Feb 13, 2007.

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  1. DeadSirius macrumors member

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    Often I'll find these in my Trash after I restart, with no explanation as to what I'm supposed to do with them. Since the OS put them there, I'm assuming they're safe to delete. But what else would I do with them?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    They're just temporary files - you can delete them.
     
  3. DeadSirius thread starter macrumors member

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    That's somewhat intuitive, yet why doesn't the system just delete them on its own? What other use would I have for them that it chooses to make them available to remove from the Trash?
     
  4. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Sometimes, after a crash, data could be manually recovered from them.

    But otherwise, just delete 'em.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    [Link to the online version of the same file that appears in Mac Help]

    This question has also been asked and answered a number of times here at the forums.
     
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