Recovered Files in Trash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NYU02, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. NYU02 macrumors regular

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    This is probably the ultimate novice question but when I restart my computer there are always recovered files in the trash. Why is that & is that normal?

    Thanks,
    NYU02
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    It has been covered before, but not super often, and it's okay to ask.

    http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=46210

    Basically, if a program leaves something in /temporary items/, and fails to delete it, it gets moved to the trashcan on reboot. You can ignore these files and just delete them the next time you get to emptying your trash.
     
  3. ifonline macrumors regular

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    Excellent... I was just about to post about this myself. New to the Mac as well, and this helped me tremendously. Thanks!
     

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