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Hi Guys,

I have noticed that every time i re-boot my mac I have something appear in my recycling bin it is a folder called Recovered Files? What is that for?
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One or more Recovered Files folder may appear in your Trash after restarting your computer. The recovered files are temporary files used by Mac OS X applications. Usually temporary files are deleted by an application when it no longer needs them. If an application quits unexpectedly, the temporary files may not get deleted by the application. When you restart your computer, Mac OS X moves these temporary files to the Trash.

You can retrieve useful files by dragging them out of the Trash. In most cases, however, the temporary files are not important and it is safe to empty your Trash. Check with the manufacturer of the application if you are not sure.
This has also been the case since OS 9 it's normal behaviour

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Hi Guys,

I have noticed that every time i re-boot my mac I have something appear in my recycling bin it is a folder called Recovered Files? What is that for?
Are you running Mac Office 2011? If you are, it's a known problem and will be corrected in a future update. At least that's what an MS MVP told me when I posted the same question in their forum.
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Yes I am running office 2011!
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Yes I am running office 2011!
Well, hang in there. I know it's a royal pain to have to empty the trash each time Office 2011 is run. If I hear of a temporary fix or update, I'll post it in the OS X Applications forum for all users to see.
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Thank You mate I will keep a look out!
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