7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2013 6:42 PM by thetoolwiz2
Turgee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm not sure what these are or what I should (or should not) do with them--please advise.

 

F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.swz

F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.heu

F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.heu where: /

1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.heu where:/Users/me/Documents/TRASH ITEMS6:29:2011

1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.swz where:/Users/me/Documents/TRASH ITEMS6:29:2011

1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.swz where: /

 

 

These show in "macintosh HD"

file://localhost/1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.heu

file://localhost/1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.swz

file://localhost/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.heu

file://localhost/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.swz


Intel iMac late 2006 3G RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.8), n/a
  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,215 points)

    They certainly aren't OSX system files so you can probably trash them.

  • Turgee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm still just not sure what these are...

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,215 points)

    A little google searching on ".swz extension" and ".heu extension" implies they are associated with adobe flash.  Possibly cache and temporary files.

     

    Were are you seeing these?  What did you do to get those listings in your first post?  Files listed as "file://localhost/..." is not the standard notation and I really don't understand the context of the first group in that listing.

  • Turgee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When I click on macintosh HD in Finder I get these 4:

    file://localhost/1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.heu

    file://localhost/1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.swz

    file://localhost/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.heu

    file://localhost/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.swz

     

    The rest of the were found when I searched finder for .swz

    file://localhost/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.swz

    file://localhost/Users/ME/Documents/TRASH%20ITEMS6:29:2011/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEB E98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.swz

    file://localhost/Users/ME/Documents/TRASH%20ITEMS6:29:2011/1C04C61346A1FA3139A37 D860ED92632AA13DECF.swz

    file://localhost/1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.swz


    and then .heu

    file://localhost/Users/me/Documents/TRASH%20ITEMS6:29:2011/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEB E98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.heu

    file://localhost/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.heu

    file://localhost/Users/me/Documents/TRASH%20ITEMS6:29:2011/1C04C61346A1FA3139A37 D860ED92632AA13DECF.heu

     

    I hope this is of some help...thanks.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,215 points)

    When I click on macintosh HD in Finder I get these 4:

    file://localhost/1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.heu

    file://localhost/1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.swz

    file://localhost/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.heu

    file://localhost/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.swz

     

    And that's what I don't understand.  Unless you rename it I believe "macintosh HD" is the root of your boot volume.  You should be seeing things like Applications, Library, etc. as icons or as a list of names.  And those names won't look like "file://localhost/...".  While I realize it's the url notation for a file on your machine (localhost) I don't understand why you are seeing that.  At the very least filenames in the finder can never have a visible ':' in them.

     

    At any rate we're going down a rat hole.  Just get rid of them.

  • Turgee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I see your point; when I click on macintosh HD in finder I do see

    User Guides And Information

    Address Book

    Dashboard

    iCal

    Internet

    Mail

    Photo Booth

    Safari

    System Preferences

    TextEdit

    BurnFolder

    Applications

    Desktop

    Developer

    Library

    System

    Users

     

    and then these guys are hanging around; I couldn't upload a screenshot...

    1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.heu

    file://localhost/1C04C61346A1FA3139A37D860ED92632AA13DECF.swz

    file://localhost/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.heu

    file://localhost/F7536EF0D78A77B889EEBE98BF96BA5321A1FDE0.swz

     

    I just want to make sure that I'm not deleting something important, and whether these files are potentially malicious/harmful.

     

    Thanks-

     

     


  • thetoolwiz2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just got a new Mac Mini and I used the Migration Assistant to merge everything in from my Time Machine disk. Afterwards, I noticed there are a bunch of these files scattered all over the place.

     

    The .heu files all seem to be 151 bytes long, while the .swz files vary in size.

     

    I'm wondering if I can just delete them all without harming anything.

     

    EDIT: I went ahead and deleted some, and each time I'm presented with a password dialog.  These are apparently admin-type files that cannot be deleted without an admin login.

     

    EDIT2: on second thought, when I set up the new machine, I used the same name and username as the other one.  When I tried to run the Migration Assistant, it refused to merge the older files owned by this user into the new machine because for whatever reason it must think you are no longer yourself -- the new machine means you're someone else!

     

    So I went into the new machine and changed my name and username.  Then the MA moved all of my previous files and settings from the old machine's Time Machine backup to the new machine.  Then I deleted the new / renamed user on the new machine and continued to use the name I've been using forever -- the "old me" as it were.