What are: "Recovered files" ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lincoln 6 Echo, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Lincoln 6 Echo macrumors member

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    Using an unmodified 17", CoreDuo, MBPro 2.16GHz, 2 GB 667MHz DDR2 DRAM.

    After having to restart my machine, which happens too often:mad: , I find a folder in my trash called "Recovered files" and inside are several files. Here are some of the files names I often find:

    smkits [empty folder]
    IDB19637.DTF
    IDB84274.DTF
    IDB50047.DTF
    IDB52224.DTF
    ~notetp2.reg
    IDB75786.DTF
    ~editclp.ncf
    QuarkTemp[empty folder]

    Can someone explain what's going on here? :confused:
     
  2. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    yeah i get that too....I would also like to know :confused:
     
  3. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

    runplaysleeprun

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    I get that too every now and again. I have no idea why.
     
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

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    One way to avoid this or help to a great extent is to close all open programs before shutting down or restarting. However, these files are only temporary files, and as such, are harmless to delete and are not indicative of any problems.
     

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