As a cleanup routine, I remove files from ~/Library/Logs and ~/Library/Caches directory.

I also remove ~/.Trash and ~/.DS_Store

My question - Is it safe to remove ~/.rnd and ~/.CFUserTextEncoding?

What are these files/folders for?

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Deleting files you don't understand is generally considered a really terrible idea. For macs, we sometimes get lucky because the OS will kindly regenerate many of these for you after you delete them, but I would not count on always being saved this way. These files take up nearly no space, do not hurt anything, and deleting them has no benefit and causes their almost immediate recreation.


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