.apple files after succesful recovery

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.apple files after succesful recovery

#1 Post by 47peejay » 29 Oct 2012, 20:23

I used Photorec to succesfully recover mainly video files from a 1Tb HDD that had been accidentally formatted by my child. In the 5 folders Photorec created are a number of files with ending .apple. Can anyone explain what these files are and if they can be safely deleted. Thanks

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Re: .apple files after succesful recovery

#2 Post by cgrenier » 04 Nov 2012, 19:05

They are metadata stored in AppleSingle Format and AppleDouble Format
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AppleSingl ... le_formats
They are considered useless by most.

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