Why is there so much in the trash ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pixeldot, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. pixeldot macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2013
    Cupertino, CA
    Why is there so much in the trash all the time ? When I first got my laptop, I emptied the recycle bin about...2-3 months later, and there was 70K items in the trash...I know I didn't throw that much away (so I emptied it)...that was two weeks ago, today I decided to empty the trash, and guess what...5.5K files to delete...seriously wtf ?
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    This is not "normal behaviour", so it's not something anyone can answer without significantly more information.

    What are the files? Are their filenames suggestive of anything -- copies of emails, photos, application preferences, what?

    What OS are you running? What model of Mac? What apps do you normally use? Do you shutdown and restart your computer often?

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