Recovered files in trash

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  1. mbp150 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I noticed that there is always a folder "Recovered Files" in the trash box when restarting or when turning on from shutdown. I always delete those folders.

    Is that normal?

    Thanks!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    They're usually temp files that get trashed.

    See the Apple KB Article on this
     
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  4. mbp150 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i see. i thought those files in the trash had something to do with the OWC SSD's garbage cleaner. although not sure about it, I didn't seem to recall seeing them with the HDD.
     
  5. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    It's mostly bad housekeeping by some apps, and OS X has to clear up after them.
    Nothing to do with "garbage collection" on SSDs, which is not something you can observe in the Finder or by browsing through folders.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I've seen them from time to time on both my Macs that have hard drives and SSD. After I read the Apple KB article for the first time, I stopped worrying about it :)
     
  7. mbp150 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    On my old PowerMac g4, I used to have "recovered files" in the Trash after almost every bootup.
    I ran the thing for 9 years, and it ran fine.

    My advice:
    So long as nothing else seems to be a problem, just ignore the files after you boot, and don't worry about them.
     

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