CleverFiles: What is it ?

Robert4

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Original poster
Apr 20, 2012
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Hi,

Have been trying to install a program, but have given up.
Not really important. Deleted everything having to do with it on my desktop, where, i thought, all of it resided.

But I found "remnants" or something having to do with it, in "cleverfiles"

Zillions of entries. Used Easy Find to find them; a great free FIND program by the way.

Anyway, I was able to see them all in the Finder, after telling the Finder to make "Hidden" visible. Dozens of Folders, with "zillions of entries in them having to do with the program I thought I deleted (via what was showing from it on the desktop)

Just curious:

What is cleverfiles ?
Apple install it, or some third party ?
Virus ?

Or,...?

Thanks,
Bob
 

cmaier

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Hi,

Have been trying to install a program, but have given up.
Not really important. Deleted everything having to do with it on my desktop, where, i thought, all of it resided.

But I found "remnants" or something having to do with it, in "cleverfiles"

Zillions of entries. Used Easy Find to find them; a great free FIND program by the way.

Anyway, I was able to see them all in the Finder, after telling the Finder to make "Hidden" visible. Dozens of Folders, with "zillions of entries in them having to do with the program I thought I deleted (via what was showing from it on the desktop)

Just curious:

What is cleverfiles ?
Apple install it, or some third party ?
Virus ?

Or,...?

Thanks,
Bob
Do you have (or did you have) the app “disk drill” installed? If so, cleverfiles directory is from that app.
 

Robert4

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 20, 2012
462
16
Hi,

Thanks for information.

Yes, it was Disk Drill.
Funny, but I sure don't remember installing it, but maybe ?

Is this a program worth having/using ? Not familiar with it at all.

What value is it if it (only) backs up to created files on the Mac, and not
someplace else/safe ?

I do my Mac backups now to an external HD via Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC).

Regards, and thanks again,
Bob
 
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