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  1. #1

    Member Since
    May 10, 2011
    Whats this in my trash?
    Hi Folks.

    When every I close down my MacBook I empty the trash. However, as soon as I open it again there is always the same thing in the trash.

    The folder reads "Recovered Files" and when I open it reads

    Last login: Sun Jun 12 02:29:09 on console
    /Users/newuser/Desktop/wkresources ; exit;
    Owner-10:~ newuser$ /Users/newuser/Desktop/wkresources ; exit;
    -bash: /Users/newuser/Desktop/wkresources: cannot execute binary file

    [Process completed]

    Any Ideas what this is about?


  2. #2

    bobtomay's Avatar
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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    It's a MS Office file. That's about all I remember about it - don't use Ooffice on my Mac.

    Should be plenty enuff on google about it.
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    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
    Hi and welcome to the forums . . .

    You have nothing to worry about as the recovered files are temporary files used by the Mac 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 be deleted by the application. When you restart your computer, Mac OS X moves these temporary files to the Trash.


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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Moved to appropriate forum. Not a subject for the "Lounge".

    Are you using Office 2011? If you are, it's a bug that dumps a "Recovered Files" folder in the Trash that will appear after closing Office down and you reboot.

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