What is this in my all documents folder?

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  1. Squirrelflight, Jun 24, 2013
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    Squirrelflight macrumors member

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    I never saved this stuff. Why is it here? Can you delete all the random files in the All Documents folder you don't know?

    I am just so confused. There are over 10,000 document files I have no idea what any of them are.

    I am so confused. There are hundreds of documents/files that don't make sense, including gifs of little icons and stuff.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Jun 24, 2013
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    It is NEVER SAFE to delete files/data from within a SMART FOLDER, as depending on the criteria of that folder, can include important files.

    And as you can hopefully see from the PATH BAR, the images you see, are from Adobe Dreamweaver, probably templates or so.



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  3. Squirrelflight thread starter macrumors member

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    Omgish that makes sense! Sorry about that! I don't even use that program just needed it for school so that explains why I had no idea what it was! I guess I shouldn't touch some of it then. I just hope it doesn't take up to much space. There are over 10,000 files, a lot mine but a lot totally random!
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    The SEARCH FOR category in the Sidebar of Finder is for storing SMART FOLDERS, which are saved search results and not folders. Your Mac contains a lot of folders, my Mac currently contains 380,000 files, many of them important for the system and not to be touched. Why Apple put the SMART FOLDERS there without explaining them I do not know, as it often does do quite some harm.
     
  5. Squirrelflight thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I did end up deleting those random pics since I don't use the program anyway and everything is fine. I'll leave the rest. I wish it was better organized because some of it is random html documents with like a few random words on it. I guess I am assuming some of things are connected to other programs?

    The reason looked into this is because I wanted to clear up more space. But it's pretty complicated because if you look at your aps everything is there but if you click all documents loads of random stuff you don't even know pops up. But I am assuming it won't slow down the comp
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Unless you have less than 10 GB of free storage capacity free, storing files is not hindering the performance of a computer.

    And now for one guide on uninstalling needless apps like Dreamweaver:

    Then something about performance:
    If you want to enhance the performance of your Mac, be sure to check these two articles, do not just use applications, that promise to do it for you.

    And freeing some space on your HDD or SSD:
     

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