In one scene of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), her laptop has been broken. These are the files that she needs to recover from it.

Yep, debconf templates files, debhelper md5sums, and generally /var/lib/dpkg/info/ -- in a film full of data, these are the first data that the plot turns on.

(PS, Even super-anti-heroes should probably make their backups before battle.)