Files with trashes suffix can be typically encountered on OS X platform as containers for data deleted using Finder.

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TRASHES file extension - Mac OS X trash file

What is trashes file? How to open trashes files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The trashes file extension is associated with Mac OS X operating system for Apple laptop and desktop computers. A .trashes file is a container (system folder) that stores data deleted by user in Finder.

After user empty OS X trash, data stored in .trashes container will be erased from storage.

Similar .trashes files are also used in some Linux variants, as well as Google Android operating system.

The default software associated to trashes file type:

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logo Mac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logo Linux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

Help how to open TRASHES files:

When you open .trashes file, you will see what files were recently deleted and put there. You can either delete or restore them.

How to convert file with extension TRASHES:

You cannot convert .trashes files to anything else. But when you recover data from OS X Recycle Bin, you can work (and thus convert) them as you like.

List of software applications associated to the .trashes file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open trashes file, edit trashes file, convert trashes file, view trashes file, play trashes file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the trashes files.

  • Create trashes file
  • Others trashes file

Programs that can create trashes file - Mac OS X trash file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create trashes file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with trashes file by default:
Linux operating systems small icon Linux operating systems
Other suggested software:
Unix small icon Unix

Google Android:

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