One of the Mac’s Great Mysteries

If you have a Mac, you’ve seen it: Mercury OverRelease Samples.  A folder on your desktop that mysteriously appears after a crash or sometimes for unknown (by me) reasons.

Google it and you get about two results.  From at least six years ago.  Questions about what is “Mercury OverRelease Samples” and why is it there.  In all cases, the questions go “officially” unanswered.

After the two relevant Google hits, with no joy, come a myriad of articles about the dangers of mercury.

Maybe it’s such a dark secret, Apple refuses to even mention the name. Mercury OverRelease Samples.  We’ll probably never know.  I must let it go.