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    Files in trash at startup?
    vaughan80's Avatar
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    Files in trash at startup?
    Hi,
    I have noticed that when I turn my mac on my trash bin has folders in it named: "Recovered files" - inside these are some files for something called "growl". Not sure if I have installed anything like that, but I cannot find it anywhere on my mac.

    Can anyone help figure out what this is and how to get rid of it?

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    Files in trash at startup?
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    Hey vaughan80,

    Don't worry about this, its completely normal. The cause of these mysterious 'recovered files' that appear in the trash after loading your Mac up is programs that you have been using prior to shutting your Mac down, those programs (& OSX) create temp files that, after your session on the Mac are trashed as they are no longer needed.

    Just empty the trash can and don't worry when you load the Mac up again and see some more in there from time to time.

    Regards,

    Chris

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    Files in trash at startup?
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    Nice one, thanks for that.
    Just a quick question, anyone know what Growl is?

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    Files in trash at startup?
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    Growl is a notification system for OS X and used to notify you of activity. Adium and spamsieve are just two of the many programs that use it. Usually installed with the application that uses it.

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    Files in trash at startup?
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    it will be Adium then, thank you for that!

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