Moved a kernel cache file in error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Alex N, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Alex N macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to my macbook (running OSX Tiger) and trigger happily learning new keyboard shortcuts I didn't note where I dragged and dropped a file from. The file is called kernelcache.D9139EBC and is now sat on my desktop feeling like a refugee.

    I would appreciate guidance on whether this was an important file and if so where to put it back to. I must confess in Windows I'd just delete it and wait for the consequences but hey, that's what I'm getting away from.

    Many thanks.
    Alex
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In your System's Library there's a folder named Caches. Within this folder is another called com.apple.kernelcaches. The file probably came from there. I don't reckon you have to put it back though. Just restart and you'll be right; it's only a cache.

    Having said that, please don't move (or rename) any more system files! :D
     
  3. Alex N thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to Mad jew - you were right and I found original still there (which strangely didn't show up when I searched for it as I tried that first and it only showed the copy on my desktop).
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No worries mate. Spotlight skips those files on purpose, so it doesn't get bogged down and so you don't get inundated with system files whenever you're searching for something similar. :)
     

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