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 Appears  /private/var/vm is used as some type of virtual memory swap disk on MacIntosh's:

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A swapfile is when your computer is running low on memory and it starts storing things on Disk (part of virtual memory). Normally, on Mac OS X, it is located in /private/var/vm/swapfile(#). Swapfiles are also used when you put your computer to sleep (where the contents of your RAM are stored on disk, so if the power runs out, you don't lose your data)

This is a normal part of a Mac and it is not a good idea as it will cause problems with virtual memory. Also, it can not be opened in TextEdit as it will just show gibberish.

-Chiragroop

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/682395/what-is-the-purpose-of-this-vm-folder/

Remember that Google search is "your best friend" on questions like this.

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20 minutes ago, itman said:

 Appears  /private/var/vm is used as some type of virtual memory swap disk on MacIntosh's:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/682395/what-is-the-purpose-of-this-vm-folder/

Remember that Google search is "your best friend" on questions like this.

If you trust Google<_<.

I do not trust Google with anything.

Regards,

Tom

 

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1 hour ago, itman said:

 Appears  /private/var/vm is used as some type of virtual memory swap disk on MacIntosh's:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/682395/what-is-the-purpose-of-this-vm-folder/

Remember that Google search is "your best friend" on questions like this.

Thanks @itman 😍

40 minutes ago, TomFace said:

If you trust Google<_<.

I do not trust Google with anything.

Regards,

Tom

 

I only trust the experts in this Forum 😎

About security question 😍

Came

 

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16 hours ago, camelia said:

Thanks @itman 😍

I only trust the experts in this Forum 😎

About security question 😍

Came

 

Yes there are some very smart folks on this Forum. Everyone brings something different to the table.

I try to learn something new every time I visit (from folks like Marcos, Aryeh, foneil, itman, TomasP, SCR, cyberhash, Peter...among others).

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On 6/2/2019 at 9:41 PM, chrispeddler said:

If you feel suspiciuos about VM, you you have the option to uncheck it.

Where is the option to uncheck it?

Thanks

Came

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