Is it safe to delete these folders?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Meia Power, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Meia Power macrumors newbie

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    I found these folders in my Documents folder... But I have no idea how they got there.

    Is it safe to delete them?
     

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  2. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    This seems like settings for some Application that you Installed. It is not system files so it won't damage your system in any way, so go a head and delete if you want to risk losing settings for some 3rd party Application.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    It'll be settings from an application (it's bad practice to stick settings in the Documents folder, bad developer!).

    Open the .xml file and it might give you clues as to what application.
     
  4. Meia Power thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does GarageBand store anything in those folders?
    I found guitar tabs within the Songs folder...
     
  5. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    You could rename them (do something like put a "zz" in front of the filename) and then wait a few days to see whether something goes wrong. You could move them to another folder, but I always find it easier to find those "let's see what happens" files if I give them a name that sorts them to the bottom of any list, or to the top ("_" works well for that).

    If nothing bad happens or the machine doesn't seem weird, delete them.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Do you have the OpenSong app installed on your Mac?
     
  7. Meia Power thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess I did, actually...
    But I uninstalled it.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Those files appear to be associated with that app, so you should be fine deleting them.
     
  9. Meia Power thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much :)

    I've deleted them, and so far I've got no problems ;)
     

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