What is a .TRASHES File And How To Open It – Apple

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Have you downloaded a file with .trashes extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .trashes file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .TRASHES file?

The .TRASHES file extension stands for macOS USB Flash Drive Trash Folder. The creator of this file extension is Apple. The file is a system related files.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .trashes file on 1 platform.

How to open a .TRASHES file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .TRASHES file on various operating systems.

How to open a .TRASHES file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .trashes file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft File Explorer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TRASHES file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft File Explorer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .TRASHES file?

If you cannot open the .TRASHES file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .TRASHES file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .trashinfo – Linux Trash Metadata File, .tray – Corel, .trc – Microsoft, .trc – Oracle, .trd – TrID. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .TRASHES file with the Microsoft File Explorer program on Windows.