~/Library/Autosave Information/ folder on 10.7, I have some fairly routine-looking files—a few unsaved scratch documents in applications that use Autosave, and accompanying plists for those apps. I also have 3 folders with names like
64FE2D0E-7447-4086-B7CA-8D59ED769875.genstore.noindex. They each contain a
.genstore_lockfile file and a
.genstore_staging/ directory, which contains another directory with a random name such as
rneN5zs, which contains a single file,
The problem is that the
staged files are pretty big - 1.49 GB, 980 MB and 312 MB. According to the Finder's timestamps, they were created back in June, and haven't been modified or accessed since.
I'd like to free up that space on my drive if possible, but I don't want to go deleting these files without understanding what they are. The names and access times suggest they might be temporary storage for saved state data (although I'm not sure why it would be so big) that didn't get cleaned up. Running
lsof doesn't list any process accessing those files.
Does anyone know what these files are? Do you have similar ones on your system? Can they safely be deleted?