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macrumors 68020
Original poster
Jul 19, 2010
Just bought a new MacBook Pro and got everything transferred over from my old MacBook Pro. I didn't do a Time Machine restore because I didn't want anything to get transferred that didn't need transferred, so I started fresh in that sense.

Now every time I boot up, there's a folder in my trash can called "Recovered Files." I understand this is a normal part of macOS and it did happen to me before eon my old MacBook, but it hasn't happened in a long time.

I keep my trash can empty so it's annoying to see something in it every time I boot up. Is there any way to see what is responsible for the dumping of these recovered files? How can I stop this from happening?

Any help is appreciated!


macrumors G5
Jul 30, 2003
What is inside that "Recovered Files" folder?
There should be, well, recovered files of some kind :D
That may help you decide why you see that folder again each time you reboot.

How often do you need to reboot? Outside of required restarts when installing software updates, I may reboot every month or two.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 22, 2008
I get these recovered files too. I just remove them completely. So far there has been no issues with doing so.
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