Deleting Files Question

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My computer is stuffed and I am cleaning it up and will update to Snow Leopard.

While transferring lots of files to the new secretary of an organization, I came across lots of stuff I never knew was on my computer just by looking under all documents.

I have pages of Word 2003 XML things. An example is below. From viewing them it looks like stuff I've read on forums. Can I trash all these and why do they get there?


1880d4cc1aa82068765af3d3f04a481a124b09f2.xml
<item xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">
<title>Retrieving deleted texts and archiving texts</title>
<link>http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237369&goto=newpost</link>
<pubDate>Wed, 04 May 2011 16:38:40 GMT</pubDate>
<description>My daughter deleted all my iPhone's texts, many of which contained important information, and it had been a while since I last synched. I know I can restore texts from before the previous sync, but I presume I'm out of luck on any texts since then?

Also, how would one archive texts on a Mac, so...</description>
<content:encoded><div>My daughter deleted all my iPhone's texts, many of which contained important information, and it had been a while since I last synched. I know I can restore texts from before the previous sync, but I presume I'm out of luck on any texts since then?<br />
<br />
Also, how would one archive texts on a Mac, so they could be safely deleted from the iPhone but still findable in storage somewhere?<br />
<br />
I think iPhones should have a &quot;trash&quot; folder like Macs do to give one more layer of protection against unwanted deletions.</div>

</content:encoded>
<category domain="http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=85">iPhone and iPod Touch Apps and iOS</category>
<dc:creator>Rambler66</dc:creator>
<guid isPermaLink="true">http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237369</guid>
</item>
 
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That looks like a cache file. Do a "Get Info" on one and see exactly where it is.
Probably ok to kill it.
 

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