No more "recovered files" in trash

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AlexQQQ, May 26, 2011.

  1. AlexQQQ macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    I am curious how I no longer have any "recovered files" in my trash after shutting the computer overnight. Not really sure what they do, but someone told me that it is how the mac osx cleans itself. The computer used to have "recovered files" for about a year but no longer. Is this anything I should be concerned with?

  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    No. Ordinarily you won't have those, in fact, the fact you were seeing them repeatedly before indicates that there was a problem, likely with a cache or temporary file. Not major, but something the OS was taking care of. That problem is no longer around, so now you're not seeing those files. Perfectly normal.

  3. AlexQQQ thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    Amazing. I so love this board.

    Thank you for the quick responses.
  4. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
    It's weird, but I have not seen one of those files in my trash in a very, very long time. I used to get them quite a bit, before Leopard.

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