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I dont know if this its gonna help, I still have the problem to locate the folder that its hidden, the files still in there, I enter the time machine and after looking around I'd search for a specific file that i remember the name or extension that was in the mobile documents, after searching in the drive not the documents i was able to find the carpet, so ...
The files are still there, just no longer accessible via Finder. You can use ls ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/ to verify. To note, the folder has always been treated specially, and instead of just the App names, you'll see some unique strings followed by the app name. For a paid solution, Path Finder by Cocoatech still displays all the files, helpfully ...
If it's not in Open Recent under the File menu, it's gone.
If you want a plain text version (without seeing all the RTF encoding) open the file, then Format > Make Plain Text (shift-command-T). This is going to change the original in the file system, so if you do not want to lose the .rtf version, make a copy first.
TextEdit > Preferences > Open and Save Check "RTF-files as RTF-code instead of formated text" and reopen the file.
In general, anything visibly stored inside your own User directory is fair game to delete if you no longer want it. I say visibly because the Library folder in your User directory has some file that are safe to delete and others that may have unintended, nasty consequences. Finally, some Applications and Applications bundles do contain stuff that you could ...
It depends on where they are located and what the contents are. I use DaisyDisk when I have disk space issues on my macbook pro. Disk Inventory X sounds like a similar program. With DaisyDisk you can see what and where the files are located that are taking up so much space. You can download and use the free trial version of DaisyDisk from ...
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