Deleting "Unsaved Quicktime Player Document"

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by dustfilledhobo, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. dustfilledhobo macrumors newbie

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    I'm running out of space on my HD, so I did a large file search to see what I could get rid of. During this search 4 files with the same name came up:

    Unsaved Quicktime Player Document
    Unsaved Quicktime Player Document
    Unsaved Quicktime Player Document
    Unsaved Quicktime Player Document

    Through some research on the web I believe that these are temp files from QT screen recordings, but they must still hold the video file, because they are over 2 Gigs.

    Anyway, I tried to drag these to the trash, but they are un-draggable. Also, they don't appear to be contained in a folder, because in Finder, when you select a file the path is normally shown at the bottom of the window, but that doesn't work for these files.

    Also, if I control+click the file only a few options pop up:

    Open: I click this and I get a broken alias message.
    Open Enclosing Folder: I click this and nothing happens
    Show Package Contents: No information is given in the next window, and the size says "calculating size"
    Get Info: See picture
    Quicklook: See picture

    I want to delete these files if possible.

    Also, I tried look in in this location for the files, but nothing was there: $HOME/Library/Containers/com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX/Data/Library/Autosave Information/


    I'm on a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, 13") and I'm running OS X 10.8.5

    Thanks in advance for any info you can give me.
     

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  2. dustfilledhobo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No one has any ideas? Does anyone know how to avoid making these files? Thanks.
     

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