2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2013 4:49 AM by turingtest2
Jerry Dammers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

This is partly linked to a question elsewhere library.xml<span style=&quot;text-decoration: underline;&quot;> </span> - when I search for xml files in Finder (All My Files), I get a number of XML Documents entitled "Grid", "Black Tie", "Time Zones", Technic", "Urban Pop", etc.  When I open them they are text only files.


Does anybody know what these files might be and if they are important?


  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (72,495 points)

    XML files are text files - they are similar to HTML files except that in HTML the available tags are specifically defined, and in XML any tag can be used that is defined by the application using the file. They are often used for preference or settings information. If you don't know what they are for I should be hesitant to delete them. Clicking on one in a Finder Search results window should show the path in the bar along the bottom, which may indicate what is using them.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (61,445 points)

    I wouldn't worry about them. I have 464 .xml files in the iTunes application folder alone. I suspect if you widened the Finder search to include hidden areas you'd find hundreds too.