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Jun 28, 2001, 05:46 PM
When 9.1 starts back up, I notice that a "Rescued items from macintosh hd"is in the trash bin for some reason. it contains download cache files in there. Why is it doing this, and how can i fix it?


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Jun 28, 2001, 06:37 PM
"Rescued Items" are anything that got left in the invisible Tempory Items folder. Applications use this folder for well, temporary files. When the application shuts down properly, it is supposed to delete any and all of it's temporary files.

Files remaining in this folder are (in theory) the result of an application or system crash. They get moved to the Trash on bootup in case you can salvage any of your work from them. In practice, not all applications properly perform the cleanup every time. For example, iCab often leaves download temp files.

Unless you know that you have lost a document in a crash, just ignore that Rescued Items folder. It will go away the next time you empty the trash.
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Jun 28, 2001, 09:20 PM
funny, this just started happening to me as well (9.1).
EVERYTIME i boot up there is a rescued items folder in the trash, with either an internet explorer cache file or a simpletext file...


OOPS. after about 5 days of this, the problem is gone...at least tonite.

well what's life without a little mystery??

[ 06-28-2001: Message edited by: fisherKing ]
"At first, there was Nothing. Then Nothing inverted itself and became Something.
And that is what you all are: inverted Nothings...with potential" (Sun Ra)
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