.strings files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by neo1001, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. neo1001 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2009
    Hello all,

    When I was checking the deleted files in the Trash in my mac, I found that there are a whole bunch of files with the names Dutch.strings, English.strings, French.strings, ru.strings, zh_CN.strings, ... , zh-Hant.strings. There are a lot of them. But I have no idea when they go into the Trash...

    I guess these files are language-related but anybody knows where they originally locate in the system? and, are they important? is it OK that I completely delete them?

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Have you used a language-stripping program recently? They are localization files that allow your machine or whatever program to display their strings in other languages.

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