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03-10-2002, 09:29 PM
Does anybody know what- if anything- can be done with "Rescued items from (volume name)", which appear in the trash on the 9 desktop after a hard crash and forced reboot? Or in this particular case, appeared after I restarted normally into 9 after indexing Sherlock in X, but apparently interrupted the swapfile process, since the disks were still I/Oing when I pressed the restart button in X's Startup Disk dialog-

Can these 'rescued items' be put back in the queue as it were, or have they already been replaced properly? Just chuck 'em? For the most part, they're usually temp files or indecipherable (by me anyway) text files.


03-10-2002, 10:57 PM
I am not positive but I believe those are temp files that the system uses to rebuild either the index or the file itself. You should not have to do anything with them, they are fixed when you see them in the trash.

Same thing happens when you do a reinstall of your system, as the installer places new stuff it will place the old in the trash, it can't just be erased because your system is currently using them.

I believe it's just a housekeeping method to repair damage.


03-11-2002, 12:55 AM
Some reading on this:
http://www.adobe.com/support/techguides/operatingsystem/macintosh/macrecovery.html#unsaved k

03-11-2002, 01:41 PM
Thanks Rick, Kaye. -g

03-11-2002, 02:34 PM
Doggonit Kaye,

Just what I needed, more reading.

It appears from the articles that Kaye gave as todays homework that some of those files can be work in progress temporary files that can be possible to salvage data from.

Quiz after lunch.