Safe to delete these files?

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  1. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    What are these files? Are these safe to delete?
     

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  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Unless we know where these files are, it's nearly impossible to say...
     
  3. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    as a rule ... if you are unsure ... do not delete them
     
  4. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They are in what I guess is the root directory of Macintosh HD. They are in the first folder that opens when I double click on Macintosh HD from the desktop.
     
  5. Hastings101 macrumors 68020

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    I think it'd be safer just to not touch them. Especially if they're in the root directory
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    What does Get Info tell you?
     
  7. John T macrumors 68020

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    Click it and see :)
     
  8. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is the get info in one of the files...
     

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  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you don't know what it is, don't delete it.
     
  10. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I know that. That is why I am asking on here if any one knows what they are and if they are safe to delete....
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Why not just leave them, since they're not hurting anything by being there. I'm sure if you did enough research, you could find the purpose for each file, but why waste the time?
     
  12. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, you are such a great help. Thank you so much...

    Seriously though, why even bother helping if you have nothing to contribute?
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I am contributing. If you delete files without knowing what they are, you could be deleting files needed by Mac OS X or by other apps. Since there's no need to delete them, it's a wise recommendation that you don't. If you want to delete them, go ahead. You asked if it was safe to delete them. I answered your question. My answer is "if you don't know what they are, it's not safe to delete them."

    If you don't want answers, don't ask questions.
     
  14. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You do not get it. I never had any intention of deleting these files with out knowing what they were. This is why I created a thread entitled, "Safe to delete these files" hoping that someone here would know what they were. If my thread was called, "Is it a good idea if I delete these files even though I have no idea what they are" then your help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  15. karl878 macrumors member

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    I think these files are all related to jail breaking an iPhone.
     
  16. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Have you been jailbreaking an iOS device? (edit: need to remember to refresh page before submitting...)
     
  17. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I have jailbroken many iOS devices. I guess I'll move them all to their own folder and see what happens. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  18. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    Yea those are jailbreak releated. It seems one of the jailbreaking tools put the files in an odd place than it normally does.
     

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