Got up this morning and had a few things in my Mac trash? Normal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jazzandmetal?, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Jazzandmetal? macrumors regular

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    I just woke up and noticed that I have a Recovered File in my trash can. It has a "Temp File AAA", ProJlib, Imllib, something else, and another folder containing some quicktime stuff and a bunch of other things.

    I am not sure what it is as it wasn't there when I went to sleep a few hours ago. I clicked get info and all the stuff says it says last activity was on oct 28 at 5:27 pm. Is this from the daily scripts the mac runs around 3 in the am?

    Thanks for any help. I secure emptied the trash already too.:confused:

    Also, Onyx says my weekly and daily scripts were run at 7:15 and 7:30 am....today. Is that normal for them to run just as I turn on my cpu from sleep?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    You mac will do system maintenance at night if left on, its just tidying up, that is all.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    They don't put things into the user's trash bin. They are using rm and the -delete option from find.

    You can see the logs for the maintenance under:

    /var/log/daily.out
    /var/log/weekly.out
    /var/log/monthly.out

    They are not always run in the middle of the night either. Mine cranked up this morning around 7am since I sleep my Mac.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Normal. I regularly find recovered temp files in my trash. Just empty and forget about it.
     
  5. Jazzandmetal? thread starter macrumors regular

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    Figured it out.

    I just duplicated the "problem". I put a disc in that came with a magazine and some stuff came up in a window, I clicked on the Guitar Techniques_OSX and didn't install anything. It asked if I wanted to do something with the root of the disc and I clieck NO. Ejected the disc and logged out of my mac profile. When I logged back in the file was there in my trash. Temp File AAA and AAB.....I clicked on it twice.:p

    The magazine cd/dvd just has tracks and video demos. It is a well known british guitar magazine that has been around for over a decade.
     

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