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maurice
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:41 am    Post subject: Filenames ending with .001 Reply with quote

Hi,

I noticed in my root directory 6 TextEdit files.
Their names consist in a 10 digit number followed by a .001 suffix. I have heard of .001 suffixes before but I cannot recall what it was. Get Info says that I have no access. Can anyone please tell me if I can trash them?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably the result of some file recovery process (which may have been an automatic background process and not something you invoked). Can they be opened with Textedit? (Open text encoding type "automatic"?) You might be able to deduce their origin.

If they've been around for a while (through a few restarts) and everything seems to be working OK, I would probaly delete them.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rar files when split in to multiple files also tend to add .001 . 002 etc to each of the additional files.
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