Files with trashes file extension can be typically encountered on OS X (macOS) platform as containers for data deleted using Finder.

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TRASHES file extension - Apple Mac trash container

What is trashes file? How to open trashes files?

File type specification:

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The trashes file extension is associated with Mac OS X (macOS) operating system for Apple laptop and desktop computers.

The .trashes file is a container (system folder) that stores data deleted by user in Finder.

After user empty OS X (macOS) 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 open trashes file:

macOS icon

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

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

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Apple, Inc. logoMac 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!

Help how to open:

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:

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, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 trashes files.

Programs that can create trashes file - Apple Mac trash container

Programs supporting the exension trashes on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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:
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Mac OS X small icon Mac OS X

Google Android:

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