Recovered files in trash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zoran, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005
    what are those files for?
    why are they in there?
    should i delete them every time i see them in my trash?
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    When you move something to the trash it doesn't delete straight away. It's meant as a safeguard so that if you accidentally delete something you can get it back immediately and easily. If all of the files in your trash are definitely useless to you select the Empty Trash option, which will remove them from your disk or USB stick (whatever they were on in the first place).
  3. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    I thought Recovered Files in the Trash were only put there if your computer crashed or you did a forced Shutdown.
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    Misbehaving apps or an app quitting unexpectedly/being forced quit can also create Recovered Files in the Trash. Doesn't have to be a computer crash or forced shutdown.
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005

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