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"What are Relocated Items"
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 04, 2021 07:19PM
During the last macOS upgrade or file migration, some of your files couldn’t be moved to their new locations. This folder contains these files.

Files needing new locations
Some of your files had been in a location that is now incompatible with macOS security settings. These files were moved to the Security folder for your review.

If there are any files you want to keep, you can move them to a new location, as long as it is different from their location before the upgrade or migration.

Configuration files
These configuration files were modified or customized by you, by another user, or by an app. The modifications may be incompatible with the recent macOS upgrade. The modified files are in the Configuration folder, organized in subfolders named for their original locations.

To restore any of the custom configurations, compare your modifications with the configuration changes made during the macOS upgrade and combine them when possible.

Configuration files with the suffix "system_default" were edited or customized, but the changes were allowed to remain installed. The system_default version of the file is provided to demonstrate what the Apple supplied version of this file would look like. It is recommended that you compare the two and evaluate whether you wish to integrate any changes Apple may have made to the default version.

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Re: "What are Relocated Items"
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 04, 2021 07:23PM
Well, I thought I was using the same type of file system and OS as before, so I guess this is an Apple Silicon thing?

I looked through the files and have no idea what they are nor how I'd meaningfully compare them, as suggested. Overall it's a very un-Apple like and geeky sort of thing to dump in a folder on a user's desktop. The Configuration folder is small, but there's a gig's worth of stuff in the Security folder!
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Re: "What are Relocated Items"
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: March 04, 2021 07:47PM
I usually find useless old config files from obscure parts of the OS in there. Can't recall finding anything of value in that folder.

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