Forum Question: Why is the Recovered Files folder in Trash?

Once in a while I will see the Recovered Files folder in Trash. Why is it there? How or what did I do or what happened that it’s in the Trash?
I’ve open the folder and typically it’s a handful of weird files, so I delete them. I hope that’s the correct thing to do.

Comments: 4 Responses to “Why is the Recovered Files folder in Trash?”

    4/11/11 @ 6:50 am

    Some application you are using is creating temporary files. Then, it is not deleting them properly when you leave the application. So OS X places them in the trash. Is there any clue as to which application the files belong to? If so, you may be able to contact support from that company and ask them why their application is doing this.
    Either way, it would be OK to delete them.
    Apple has a note about this:

    4/11/11 @ 1:07 pm

    The latest app was CS5, there have been others. I don’t recognize a pattern.

    4/11/11 @ 1:19 pm

    Hmmm, I wonder if it’s because of my iDisk. Sometimes I try to eject iDisk but it says it’s busy but all apps have been quited, so I just logout or restart.

    There’s a way to restart Finder via Force Quitting the Finder, but I forget the key sequence??

      4/11/11 @ 1:36 pm

      I don’t think there is a keyboard shortcut for restarting the Finder.

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