Recovered file in trash?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kat.hayes, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    I keep noticing recovered files in my trash on my MBP (see attached image). Why do these show up in the trash?


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  2. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    Something errored out, quit unexpectedly, was force quit, or something like that and the OS "saved" the unsaved data for you just in case it was something you wanted.

    For me I'm like 99.9999% of the time not needing such salvaged data. More often than not it's some temporary or intermediate file I would never select to save manually anyway... So I always just delete those myself (after looking of course...).
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Those files are related to MS offices auto updates, at least most are...everytime it checks these files wind up in the trash, even if there are no updates to download.
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Some apps are not good at doing their own "housekeeping". Usually, after a restart, OS X will move those files to the Trash as part of doing its own tidying up.

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