I'm not sure what these files are ... safe to delete?

OceanFrog

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When I look in ... Macintosh HD - users - [my name] ... it gives me the below.

I'm not sure what all those files from 16 Feb 2017 are. Is it safe to delete them?
 

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Fishrrman

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What folder are they in?

What happens if you click ONE TIME on one of those files, then type "command-i" (eye) to bring up the get info box?
Does it tell you what app the file is associated with?

As mentioned above, they look like some kind of temp file or something along that line.

My guess (and it's ONLY "a guess") is that you can delete all of them without any problems or consequences.

But I wouldn't be surprised if more of them appear, if you're still using the same app that created them in the first place... ;)
 
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OceanFrog

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They are in the Macintosh HD - users - [my name] folder.

I've included the info for two of the files.

I've uninstalled a few programmes over the last few years. My guess is that these files are leftovers.

Are they safe to delete?
 

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OceanFrog

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or, move them into a folder, put that folder aside for a while (or on another drive), see how things go.but they do look like temp files from some app (usually, you find this sort of thing in the user preferences folder).
Thanks ... I'll try this and report back here in a few weeks.
 

sbuntin

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Looks less like temp files and more like a terminal command line gone wrong, as if something tried to eval a base64 string into your home folder instead of into a file.

Base64 evals are commonly used in obfuscated adware infecting websites - any chance you were working on Wordpress plugins or something?
 

fisherking

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Looks less like temp files and more like a terminal command line gone wrong, as if something tried to eval a base64 string into your home folder instead of into a file.

Base64 evals are commonly used in obfuscated adware infecting websites - any chance you were working on Wordpress plugins or something?
you can (sometimes) find these files in the user preferences folder; i have over years. seems just temp files, nothing complicated (or sinister).
 
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