Recovered Files folder appears in my Trash

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 53x12, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    So I get this folder in my trash, "Recovered files," every time I turn on/restart my computer. I have never had this issue with my MBP and only with my iMac. Does anyone know what is going on/how to turn this feature off? I am a little OCD and hate having files just siting in my trash. Always feel like I need to empty them right away. :D
  2. olvrfshr, Jan 28, 2010
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2013
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    dont worry about it. i dont technically know its use, but i think its just something Mac OS X does to recover caches after a restart. look thru there to see if there is anything you want to keep, usually nothing for me. i have seen a photoshop document in there once, but it was already saved.
  4. pionata macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2005
    My MBP did this just before my hardrive failure.
    I would recommend making a backup in case.
  5. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    I get this once in awhile. I just empty the trash. Gotten this same thing for over a year now. I always ignored it.

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