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What is this "Autosave Information" that appears on my desktop ?

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Dec 22, 2011 2:13 AM

Hello evrybody


A fex days ago everytime I start my computer it appears on my desktop the followin file:


When I open it it shows:


Which is empty.
I remove it evrytime and evrytime it comes back.
I had not that before ?
How to remove it as it seems useless.
  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Are you running TextEdit?


    In textedit's preferences, Open and Save tab, there's a preference for Autosaving.  If not set to never textedit will create and save into ~/Library/Autosave Information.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    So you are saying the option wasn't set in TextEdit?


    The odd part of your original discript is that you say there's a folder on your desktop with the actual name '~'.  When I use that it's to indicate your home directory.


    Please post the contents of the folliowing:


    Your System Preferences Accounts Login Items.

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents  (LaunchAgents in you home directory)






    I was typing the above while you posted that desktop picture.  I see the little red minus sign in the lower right. That says you don't have permission to access that folder.  So how are you trashing it?  There shouldn't be a folder with that name or permissions in the first place.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    No login items?

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Pending you posting your login items here's some tests you can try.  Do them one by one in the following order:


    1. Uninstall TimeDrawer.

    2. Uninstall CheckUp.

    3. Uninstall Norton Utilities.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
    I do not have TimeDrawer, CheckUp and Norton Utilities.


    For /Library/LaunchDaemons you listed previously I see:





    So that's what tells me you have App4Mac's CheckUp and OneRiver's TimeDrawer installed.


    In your StartupItems I see SymDCInit, TrackDelete, and VolumeAssist.  A little googling tells me they are from Norton Utilities.


    So that's where I got those suggestions.


    What do you mean by login items ? Where can I find them ?


    In your System Preferences, Accounts, Login Items for your account.


    Some days ago I plugged my smartphone on a USB Hub  instead of the USB plug on my keyboard as it was until recently. I get a message that "one USB items" needed more power and although I understood it was the smartphone I did not suspect that it would have created this time of event.


    I unplug it from the Hub yesterday night and plug it again to the keyboard plug. It seems everything is back to normal.


    What do you think ?

    Any explanation what happened ?


    I don't think that USB stuff has anything to do with your problem.  But are you saying the folder is no longer appearing?


    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


    You too.


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