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What are TRASHES files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TRASHES file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your TRASHES files.

What is a TRASHES file?

Files that contain the .trashes file extension are used by the Android operating system. The Android OS is an operating system designed by Google for use on many popular mobile phones. The Android OS has quickly become one of the most popular mobile operating systems of its time, with Android-operated phones becoming stiff competition for the very-popular iPhone. These files contain data that has been deleted by a user on the Android OS.

The .trashes file extension is also used on Mac computers for the trash folder. When a user deletes files on their Mac computers the files are sent to this folder to await disposal.

How to open TRASHES files

Important: Different programs may use files with the TRASHES file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your TRASHES file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested two different TRASHES openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 15, 2021

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of TRASHES files. Remember, different programs may use TRASHES files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted

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