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Q: Large Windows Folders

My windows folder takes 15.1GB of my 32GB on my C drive and the Winsxs folder inside it takes up 9.8GB, is that normal? My laptop has very few applications I installed and only one is over 1GB and its a bit torrent full of music(2.4GB) so does it really take such a massive supply of memory just to run it?

A: Large Windows Folders

What happened to all of my hard drive space on Windows Vista? | Xatal

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I have an ultrabook with 128 GB of space, 101 GiB after partitioning and so on, so it got annoying when I just checked my C:\Windows directory and it was up to 25 GBs, with winsxs up to 14 GBs. I had heard on Windows Weekly that there was a way to clean up the winsxs directory now, so I followed that simple procedure and gained 3.5 GBs of disk space after the utility was done. I then rebooted and I gained 1.5 GBs more, 5 GBs of unnecessary files removed.

C:\Windows is down to 18 GBs now and winsxs down to 7.3 GBs, with the disparity between the 7 GBs less those folders report and the 5 GBs less the system disk reports no doubt because of the hard links in winsxs, that have been mentioned here before.

I've seen several threads here about large winsxs folders, but none mentioning this recent blog post from Microsoft so I thought I'd post this fix that worked for me.

A:Large Windows and winsxs folders taking up too much space

The large size of the winsxs folder is more apparent than real. Actually most of these files are just links to files that are stored elsewhere. Something like shortcuts but not the same.

Since Windows 2000 NTFS has had a feature where a single copy of a file can appear in multiple folders. But it was not until Vista that Windows used this feature, which it does for the winsxs folder. This saves considerable disk space but makes the determination of disk space used by a specific folder very difficult. It is not that the properties dialog is lying to you (as some have suggested), it is a question of what is the truth. There are no easy answers to that question.

The method used in the article should be safe. But there are some more radical methods from other sources and these should be avoided.

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I've been having trouble for several months now with my file folders getting too large. Normally, I can clean up my temporary folders with cCleaner or by using the Disc Cleanup tool. This usually takes care of the large "AppData" folder. The trouble I'm seeing now is that my "Installer" and "winsxs" folders continue to grow. Currently, Installer is at 14.4 Gb and winsxs is at 11.3 Gb.

I have read several posts here and a few internet articles discussing options like turning off hibernate mode, emptying the AppData folder, and running cCleaner. These don't address issues in Installer or winsxs though. I tried deleting applications that I don't use. There are some that I'm not sure that I use but may be part of some Excel or VBA pack that I need so I don't delete those. I also ran the msizap.exe application but can't seem to reduce the size of those folders.

I'm not sure if this helps but I ran SpaceSniffer to get an idea of where all my space was being used. In there, the application is telling me that some of these larger .msi or .msp files haven't been accessed in over a year while some of the smaller files haven't been accessed in over 4 years. I'm not sure if that matters but it seems like there could be some house keeping done on those files.

Any help anyone can give is greatly appreciated. Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give me.


A:Large Windows 7 Installer and winsxs Folders - 50% of partition

Those sizes are not especially large. On my Win 7 system, Winsxs is 12.5GB. Installer is small though, under a GB.

How big is your hard drive. If it's an SSD then it sounds like it's too small.

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Hello everyone. I am attempting to clean up my computer as there is alot of crap on it. I came across a bunch of movies that equal 129 gigs of space. I don't want to delete these files and I can't afford an external hard drive. So I tried compressing them using the built in Windows XP Compression thing. It only reduced the size on disk by 1 gig. Is there any thing else I can do to greatly reduce the file size without corrupting the files? I don't watch them much, but want to perserve them.

Is there any way I can package them all together into a significantly smaller file?

A:Compression For Very Large Folders

WinRAR, It's a very compact tool which archives files to your needs. It's highly efficient and totally free! Only thing is after 30 days every time you open a archive a pop-up comes and says "trail expire buy me now" but you can just exit it.

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whats the fastest way to locate the largest size folders on ones hardrive?
when you select view / arrange by size it seems to only work for files not folders.

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I have a two-PC LAN-
Desktop with Vista Home Premium 32-bit, 3MB RAM, dual HDs-RAID 1.
Laptop with Vista Ultimate 64-bit, 4MB RAM. dual HDs, no RAID.
LAN is based on Dlink DIR-655 giga-switch and draft-N wireless router.
Both PCs have giga NICs.

I treat the desktop as "Home Base." When I travel, I copy (manual drag-and-drop) my personal data to the laptop across the network. If I make changes while on the road, I copy teh data back to the desktop.

I keep my personal data in lots of folders in the Public Folder on each PC.

No problems until now, I have much more data on the Desktop PC.
One folder is 66GB. Within that folder I have sub folders of 16GB and 28GB.

65GB folder will not copy to the Laptop. Copy message says "calculating" then disappears and nothing has been copied.

I cannot copy the 16GB folder to another folder on the same HD on the Desktop PC.

Why not? Is there an upper limit on size of folders/files that can be copied?

Thanks for all help.

A:Cannot copy Large Folders

Why not use an App to keep them synced all the time. Plenty of decent apps out there to do that. That way the application is only trying to copy files that have changed.

Could probably write a batch file to copy only files that have changes as well.

But if you insist on drag and drop then give TeraCopy a try.

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit. and every time I try to open a large folder with a bunch of loose images(by loose images, I mean no sub folders), windows explorer freezes up and I get an error called AppHangB1. At first I thought something was wrong with my memory card or card reader, because I couldn't open the folder in my memory card and it has a bout 3 GB's worth of loose images in it. But I have a folder about the same size full of loose images on my external hard drive and the I had the same problem.

I have a folder on my computer where I keep all my images, and it has at least a thousand images in it, but I can search through it just fine, because they are all divided into a bunch of sub folders. I only get this problem when I try to open a folder with several hundred loose images.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

A:PLEASE HELP! Problem with opening large folders

Do you have the folder view set to thumbnail view, if so, have you tried to set the folder to list view, just to see if it would open then?
I'm only guessing here but

Maybe a ram issue? How much do you have? have you run any test on it? Have you played with the voltage or timings in the past? Is your computer a custom build or retail?

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I'm finding Explorer to be extremely slow on large folders (containing 2,000+ files for example) Much slower than Vista and insanely slower than XP.

It seems to REALLY be tryng hard to peek at every file and gleen info from them every time you open the folder instead of just populating the list as fast as posible. When doing work on your files, the last thing you want is to have to wait 15 seconds for the folder to open when all you want to do is drag a file into it and close it.

I have already set all the folders to the standard details view / general with nothing but the standard name/date/type/size columns which on XP are INSANELY fast to populate. Probably not indexing... previous versions maybe? Or new "auto" functionality built in?

Anyone know of anyway of completely turning off the helpfulness that's been added to explorer for good? I don't need to know I have 2,000 files listed as "unspecified" if it's going to take 15 seconds to figure that out

A:Explorer SLOW on large folders

Hmmm, may have a fix for this. By default folders come up set to "Optimize this folder for: General" but swithcing folders with a lot of files over to "Documents" seems to stop Explorer from trying to figure out anything about the files that is not already in the file tables.

Nothing like asking about a problem to make you REALLy try to figure it out :/

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My windows/installer and windows/winsxs folders are 12.7gb and 12.1gb respectively. In fact, my windows folder takes up 40gb of my 68gb of usable space.

I've done some reading about this and people seem to say not to clear these out and instead to just uninstall software. However, when going into "Add or remove programs" all of my software only adds up to 2gb total. So how are there 12.7gb of installers/uninstallers for 2gb of actual software? Surely there is lots of unused stuff in there and in the winsxs folder, can I clear them out?

A:Large installer and winsxs folders

Hello Vcize,

The folder "%WINDIR%\winsxs" mostly consists of hardlinks to system files, backup of Updates and multiple DLL file versions to keep compatibility with programs.
So yeah it is big, but the size is also fooling us cause hardlinks point to a single file to reduce hard disk space, though Explorer does not know that, so the size is much smaller than it seems.

To decrease the size, first fully update your system to get the update for the option 'Windows Update Cleanup' in 'Disk Cleanup' which came originally from Windows 8.

Also i recommend you use Ccleaner to remove other kind of temporary files and history.

Good luck ^^.

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In XP windows kept a thumbs.db in the folder that ensured thumbnails were available quite quickly even with many pictures on an external USB hard drive. With Vista now no such file exists and a large folder opened with many hundreds of pictures has a real problem giving thumbnails for much beyond the first pageful in Windows Explorer. As I am scanning my archive of 14,000 slides this has become a problem that did not exist with XP. Is there anyway I can improve this situation? Ideally the Xp functionality in Vista would be the desired solution. Any thoughts?

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I have several folders with large numbers of files, which takes Explorer a long time to scan before opening. I also have the indexing service turned off on my system. Would turning indexing back on speed up the opening of folders?

If not, is there any other way to open folders with large numbers of files without incurring a long wait -- or are there any Explorer replacement programs that read folders faster?


A:Speeding up browsing of large folders

hi wallywalters, and welcome to sevenforums,

when you say large numbers of files, what sort of numbers are we talking about?

it could be that your AV (antivirus) software is slowing you down - i noticed this with mse on one of my machines. what AV are you using?

try temporarily disabling your AV and see if that helps any - don't forget to turn it back on after the testing!

if it is your AV, then you can normally set it to exclude certain folders ion the future...

of course, it may have nothing to do with AV, but it's gotta be worth a try!

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I mirror some folders from my Macs in the house to my Windows PC.  Specifically digital photos and music.  In the process of copying the files from Mac to NAS (I am using FreeNAS) and down to my PCs I get a ton of the .AppleDouble folder/files.  I have since altered my mirroring routines to ignore these files but now I am trying to clean these up in my windows PC.  I can easily search for them in Explorer, select all, then delete.  However this never works.  It starts counting the files to be deleted and then generally just disappears.  I have googled around and it seems like it is just running out of memory or something - but it never concludes.  If I select a smaller amount of the files and delete it works fine.
So, is there a utility that will allow me to select and delete a large quantity of folders based on a file mask?  Thanks.

A:Deleting large quantities of folders - how?

This should be what you seek.

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I hope I am in the correct section of the forum (I am going under the Maintenance part). I have recently noticed that my system drive does not have as much free space as it should. I installed Folder Size and found that my Windows folder was 54GB. Further digging showed that System32 and SysWOW64 were more than 15GB each. Folder Size shows me that my computer is taking seemingly random files and folders on my computer (not just the C: Drive) and copying them to both

System32/config/systemprofile/AppData/Local/Safe mirror
SysWOW64/config/systemprofile/AppData/Local/Safe mirror
From what I can tell, the files selected are from random locations (Desktop, AppData, a folder on my X: drive, etc.). Some of the files and folders retain their original name while others are similar to "$RGVUNNF.xps". How can I reclaim this lost space and prevent it from doing this in the future? Can I safely delete the 'Safe mirror' folder?

Thanks in advance!

A:Large System32 and SysWOW64 Folders (>15GB ea.)

They are hardlinks, they are not taking as much space as you think they are.

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One of our machines running Windows XP Pro SP3 seems to be unable to successfully delete large folders.

Basically if you enter a folder with a large number of directories and files in it (3199 files, 107 folders, total 400MB of data), select everything and hit delete the egg timer comes up and the system sits like this for ages. If you look at the performance data in task manager windows gradually hoovers up about 2.6GB of ram in total (physical ram on this system is 1.5gb).

After a long wait the egg timer will disappear to be replaced by the normal mouse pointer, however the delete dialog box never appears and RAM usage on the system remains extremely high until the machine is rebooted. Im not getting any seemingly relevant error messages in windows explorer or the event viewer.

any help appreciated

A:Unable to delete contents of large folders

Hi, and welecome to TSG

Try to hit shift+delete, but careful this will delete the files forever, it's not sending them to recycle bin, there's no way to take them back.

regrads, smartguy01


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Hello there!

Recently i purchased this rig:

evga gt8800 supeclocked
Asus P5N-D
HDD- samsung HD753LJ -750Gb
some crap dvd burner

System is:Xp 32-bit sp3
Latest drivers and bios

So i started to copy some of the files from my full to the brim laptop Acer Aspire 5610 thought LAN.
2-3 times the system hangs. 2 of them when watching from VEOH
Well not exactly just became so slow that the mouse need 15sec to move 5cm on the screen. Keyboard responding with same speed.Cant open the process manager even.

So i have the following ideas:

1st HDD heats up too much maybe some failsafe feature ?
Was really hot before i installed a cooler and monitored the temp -26 deg. If the program shows it right. Still hanged 1 time after the installation of the cooler.

Tho i couldn't c the temp in the moment before it hangs as i was watching something on the VEOH full screen.

2nd guess is somth from the Flash player ?
Tho normally the Firefox shuts itself down if there is any problems.
But i had some dab experiences with it as well.

3rd guess SP3 ?
I am thinking of uninstalling it?
Some final thoughts if it were a single processor rig i would understand if that happens(explolrer get screwed or somth), but on quad core

oh and I am talking folders > 6GB with lots of files.

Any insights or ideas are appreciated.


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I need to compare 2 very large folders. One is a backup of the other, so I expect them to be identical, but I want to verify that each file is truly identical (byte for byte).

The folders have many subfolders and thousands of files, some over 1GB is size. So the solution must operate as fast as possible so it doesn't take days.

All I need to know is if there are any differences, and if so, which files are different. I don't need to know what is different within any files. If a file is different, I'll deal with that manually.

How can I do this? I'm fine using tools built into Windows 7 SP1, or using a piece of free software.

A:Program (or method) to compare two large folders

Well you could use copy changed files to get a report of files that exist in one directory but not the other.

Here's a comparison of my 64bit Programs directory compared with a mounted system image backup copy.

Test copy with no files actually moved.
So that's 8000+ files in each 2.5Gb directory compared in about 30 seconds.

If you use binary compare it will be a little slower.

Another utility I use is WinMerge but it's not really fast when comparing huge directories.

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Hi, is there a way to permanently set folders in a hard drive to always open in large icons visualization, even if I move the drive into another machine, or if I use the drive over network?



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looking for software (freeware) that will divide my 1 large folder into small folder w/o modifying any of the files in the folder

A:divide 1 large folder into small folders

If you DID find such software, on what basis would it be dividing this large folder??

And, why not do it yourself from Explorer, by creating new Sub Folders and drag/dropping the files?

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Is there a quick way yo transfer a large folder (53gb) to a flash drive. Copy and paste seems to take hours and hours 

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I have 2 HDD that just hold Blu-Ray Backups. Both HDD are 1TB. The files are about 5-10GB each. 1 is full the other is half full. Here is the format that my folders are setup (Drive Letter):\Movies\(movie folder)\(movie file and meta data)

while nothing else is running, I open any (movie folder) (not the actual movie), my memory will slowly start to climb up to 100%. takes about 30 seconds. It will stay there for about 8-10 min, then drop down to 21% almost instantly.

If i close that window, then go back in and open another (movie folder) it will do it all over again.

While memory is at 100% computer is very sluggish and frustrating to use.

This happens to both hard drives

Things Ive Tried:

1. Add more memory (another 4GB) (this only shortens the amount of time the memory stays at 100%

2. Increase the page file. (noticed no change)

3. Looked at resource monitor to see what is taking all the memory (couldnt see anything other than all my memory was being used

About my machine:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Amd Phenom II X6 1055T OC'ed to 3.9ghz
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Bios: 2005
4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 Ripjaws
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
WD SSD 64gb running ahci mode (windows drive, 14GB available)
WD 1TB Green
WD 1TB Black
LG Blu-ray Reader (running IDE mode, b/c it doesnt work in ahci)
Antec 800W PSU

1 thing i did notice, it only happend a couple of time in IDE mode, but happens all the time in ahci mode.

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A:Memory is Maxed out when opening large folders

Seem like a Disk read issue.

Have you tired Defraging the drives?

All though it is scheduled to do it automatically it won't if the computer is shut off or in sleep mode.

Also perform s disk scan on the drives also, it wouldn't hurt.

The paging file should only be set to X's 1.5 of the amount of the RAM you have.

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Hello. I am using Vista Home Edition 32-bit version SP1 and in the past few weeks my thumbnail previews and icons have disappeared for folders that are set for Medium Icons or Large Icons.

If I open a folder that is set for Medium or Large Icon view, instead of getting thumbnails and folder previews, I'm now getting blank spaces with the file name under it...

Folder upon opening:
Now if I cycle through the various views - list, details, tiles, and back to icons - it will generate and display thumbnails ... but with two problems: (1) notice the folder images it just generated appear smaller than they should be, and they are not showing any preview of what's inside the folder.
(2) the thumbnails for the jpgs are there only as long as the window is open and I don't navigate elsewhere. As soon as I leave the folder, they revert back to a blank space.

Folder after cycling through the Views button to Large Icons:
Moving to another folder yields the same results: no thumbnails:
And going back to the previous folder, and the thumbnails are gone again:
Folder Options -> View -> Advanced -> "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is unchecked.
System Properties -> Advanced -> Performance Settings -> "Show thumbnails instead of icons" is checked.
I have deleted the thumbnails cache in Disk Cleanup.
I also attempted a system rollback to no avail. (Apparently this problem occurred prior to the earliest system checkpoint on my m... Read more

A:Medium and Large Icons in explorer folders are blank

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recently i am having troubles with 1 user who has a troubles syncing his offline files/folders,
i have 6 other users using the same config without problems but their folders are all less then 1gb, this users folders is aprox. 9 gigs.

last friday the folder just dissapeared from the server after user logged in to the network and did a sync without problems -> ?
could this be the next ms error or could it be a user error?

i wass wandering if their is somebody out there who experienced the same problems and found a solution,


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I have a folder with about 1800 files of differents sizes and I would like to split them up
into a number of folders , each containing less than 700 mb per folder. How can I do this
without moving each file individually?.....any help appreciated.......osha

A:splitting a large file to equal separate folders

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I have all my photo folders set up in large icon view
So that they look like an open book with the page edges showing, and the folders inside also do too.

However for some reason if I create a new folder anywhere on my computer it does not show the folder as open with contents
Just a closed folder

The only way I can do it is to create a folder on the desktop, add contents and then add the folder to another folder

I have deleted the icon cache but no change.

A:Large Icons in Picures folders do not show contents

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Hi All,

Just found this forum, first time poster. I'm a programmer but don't know too much about hardware/screen dumps etc...To get to the point, I'm encountering the problem below:

Just bought a new cyberpowerpc from Fry's, installed a 3rd hard drive (Western Digital 3TB). Everything seems okay except when I try to copy any large files/folders to the new drive. I'm using a folder that is 11.3GB with 686 files. I can copy it from drive 1 to drive 2 no problem. When I copy it from drive 1 or drive 2 to the third drive (the 3TB one), it will start copying then sometime soon after, explorer will close itself down and the computer will end up rebooting itself. Sometimes there will be a BSOD and sometimes it will just reboot without the BSOD.

I have tried to attach the dmp files etc...using the recommendations of the forum. Any help would be very much appreciated. I'd like to use this new drive for backups (it's the reason I got a new pc, my old one crashed and I didn't have a good backup system).

Thank you for your time, please help if you are able.

EDIT: I've run chkdsk, scanf, sea tools etc..on all drives and they all appear to be okay if that helps...

A:BSOD Copying large folders to new WD 3TB internal drive

110 Views - any ideas out there? I'm clueless as to what the dmp files are telling me, but am happy to update drivers etc...just looking for some options. I can reproduce this consistently so will know right away if something fixes the problem. Just downloaded and ran the WD DataLifeguard diagnostics and the hard drive passed all tests.

Sometimes I see a message saying "Intel Rapid Storage Technology - Disk on port 0...removed" - could this be a bad driver or something? Also, the HD didn't come with a cable so I just bought the only one i could find at Best Buy - could that make a difference? Thanks!

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I have a few folders in My Documents with over 500mb of pictures in them, they have been taking longer and longer to open, and today they would not open at all and fail to respond when I tried to close, I've done a defrag and spyware check with windows defender. Folders with little data in them open right up, it's just a problem with large amounts of data, the computer has 2 GB of memory and used to open the large folders quickly, any suggestions would be helpful?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:47:02 AM, on 2/17/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
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A:Large folders slow to open, Hijackthis log included

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Got a pretty good sized network, 1k+, and the credo has come down to verify who has what privileges to what folders, and to do so on a quarterly basis. I know how to do this manually, but am also pretty certain I remember in one of my books that there is a way to show access by folder automatically; can't remember if this would be done from the parent folder and it would spit out the output for all the child folders, or even is this is in AD or GPO. Or, for that matter, if it's a third party app that would allow me to view shares and export them into a communcable format.

I just seem to remember that there was a LOT easier way than just going user by user and seeing who has what perms.

Any ideas, tia.


A:Solved: viewing shares on large amounts of folders

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Synctoy is very slow-is there something that is faster/better to back up my media folder?
One hard drive is primary-the second one is the backup...
Or is it going to be around the same speed for anything that large?

A:Want to sync large folders (300GB) Alternatives to Synctoy?

I use robocopy for most things.

Karen'ts file replicator when a GUI is preferable.

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Hi Folks,

My Vista 64 is very recently installed, but I'm constantly running into a rather senseless headache. No matter what I do, or how many times I do it, Vista seems intent on deciding for me how icons should be shown in my folders.

Mostly, I use the List option, which dates back countless years to the days of Windows 3.11--but is to this day the most effective and space economic icon View option. I've tried setting a folder the way I like it and then using the View tab in Folder Options to set all folders to that style. In fact, I've done this maybe over 100 times in my desperate desire to get things to look and feel the way I want them to look and feel. I don't want to spend all my time constantly fussing with View and related settings in Vista--I just want to boot up and go to work.

Does anyone know a secret way to get Vista to remember View settings between sessions (power cycles)? I seem to recall running into this problem a long time ago when I upgraded to Vista 32 on another computer. There was some registry edit that I was able to make that stopped this queer behavior and got things to work predictably again. But I can no longer remember the details of that ordeal (Windows products are so fraught with senseless problems that it's easy to forget the details of any one particular issue).

Any help would be vastly appreciated.

A:Folders constantly revert to Large Icon or Detailed listing

Hello Wornway,

You can use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to reset the folder view settings to have Vista remember them again.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

Hope this helps,

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I have some network folders with 1500, 3000, and 5000 files. It's very slow opening those folders just to see the files anywhere from 15-30 sec. I've read lots of google articles and even several from this forum. Many articles are several years old, so I'm not sure how relevent. I've customized the folders in Win 7 for general items and checked "also apply this template to subfolders". I went to power options and chose advanced and changed the setting "turn off HD after 20 min to 1200 min (20 hours). I've disabled sleep mode.

I have indexing off for all my HD's, because this is an audio recording computer and I try to stop as many Windows background tasks from operating in the background. If turning indexing back on will solve this problem, then I'd try it.

As soon as I boot up into Win7 and try to access those 3 network folders I get this long delay, yet if I try to access local win7 folders they open up right away and have 5000 files. So my problem is with the network. I have 2 XP network computers wired and the latest updated Win 7. Is there a solution?

A:Win7 very slow viewing contents of large network folders

Age old problem but with many possible solutions, many of those solutions are mentioned in the following link.

It could also be that updating the routers firmware or using a different router could fix the problem as is described in the link but there are quite a few other possible causes and solutions in the link.

Extremely slow file transfers and network access...

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I have some network folders with 1500, 3000, and 5000 files. It's very slow opening those folders just to see the files anywhere from 15-30 sec. I've read lots of google articles and even several from this forum. Many articles are several years old, so I'm not sure how relevent. I've customized the folders in Win 7 for general items and checked "also apply this template to subfolders". I went to power options and chose advanced and changed the setting "turn off HD after 20 min to 1200 min (20 hours). I've disabled sleep mode.

I have indexing off for all my HD's, because this is an audio recording computer and I try to stop as many Windows background tasks from operating in the background. If turning indexing back on will solve this problem, then I'd try it.

As soon as I boot up into Windows 7 and try to access those 3 network folders I get this long delay, yet if I try to access local Windows 7 folders they open up right away and have 5000 files. So my problem is with the network. I have 2 XP network computers wired and the latest updated Win 7. Is there a solution?

A:Win7 very slow viewing contents of large network folders

How fast is the network?

Practically speaking I think your solution is to break the network folders into subfolders with fewer files each. Or get faster network hardware.

Edit: depending on file type another way to speed up would be to disable thumbnails and use Details View.

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Have I lost my mind - don't answer that !!!

I want to have my folders open in the Maximized form and with the Icons being in the Extra Large View. That seems simple enough, but -

I keep using Folder Options, but it just is not sticking. Am I using the wrong tool?

Thanks so much for any assistance. I appreciate BC a lot! I know that I can trust it here, and that is worth more than gold these days - - but then again, gold is not worth much either. . . .


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My grandchild was playing a shooting game, when suddenly the picture when sideways and there was large lettering.

I was able to upright the lettering, but still have the large lettering on the font.

I tryto get into a folder or program, but the large lettering prevents acessing all the information.

I was able to play TW08 golf game with no problems, but when I finished and returned to windows large lettering still there.

Have tried to find somewhere to reduce the size to normal, but unsuccessful.


A:vista home edition large font large lettering

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I will shortly need to move a large number (20,000) very large (20-30Mb) image files and associated tiny xmp sidecar files from one hard drive to another.

MS file explorer will make a meal of this so any suggestions for alternatives please? I have several folders each containing many thousands of files as above so moving a folder en-bloc is an option rather than file by file?

A:moving large number of large files to new drive

Simply drag and drop the folder(s).

Might want to do a copy first, verify that everything did indeed get copied, and then delete the originals.

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I'm new to windows 7. Found this discrepancy when using App called GroupMail. It's mail importing of my recently new addresses did not coincide with what I was seeing in WLM folders. I'm finding store folders In C:user/contacts and in Crogram Files/Windows Mail/wab and Crogram Files (x86)/Windows Mail/wab which are all the same and different from WLM screen. Why? How do I change to get everything together for my app to work properly? Thanks for any insights!

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First post here on the SevenForums! I'm only saving the tough ones for you guys! Here's the problem:

My client's computer was infected with a virus obtained via Facebook. I removed this and multiple other infections (and I'm pretty thorough with my scanning). She gets it back, starts working on it, and apparently her devices and printers icons are blank. Not missing, like with a "blank page" icon, just... blank. Here's the kicker: it only happens with large and extra large icons. It also happens with normal folder icons. When I change it to medium or lower, they come back. I've tried rebuilding the icon cache database several times, tried sfc /scannow, tried chkdsk, tried uninstalling any recent updates, etc... There have been no hardware changes, the hard drive has been tested as good (no bad sectors), her dual monitors are at a sane resolution, and I'm confident that the viruses has been removed. Trust me -- I've tried all the obvious stuff I can think of. Thanks and Good luck!

Edit: Also, I did about 30 minutes of searching through previous threads. Couldn't find a thing, but I could have missed it...

A:Large & extra large icons blank

Quote: Originally Posted by Xileos

First post here on the SevenForums! I'm only saving the tough ones for you guys! Here's the problem:

My client's computer was infected with a virus obtained via Facebook. I removed this and multiple other infections (and I'm pretty thorough with my scanning). She gets it back, starts working on it, and apparently her devices and printers icons are blank. Not missing, like with a "blank page" icon, just... blank. Here's the kicker: it only happens with large and extra large icons. It also happens with normal folder icons. When I change it to medium or lower, they come back. I've tried rebuilding the icon cache database several times, tried sfc /scannow, tried chkdsk, tried uninstalling any recent updates, etc... There have been no hardware changes, the hard drive has been tested as good (no bad sectors), her dual monitors are at a sane resolution, and I'm confident that the viruses has been removed. Trust me -- I've tried all the obvious stuff I can think of. Thanks and Good luck!

Edit: Also, I did about 30 minutes of searching through previous threads. Couldn't find a thing, but I could have missed it...

Well you probably pulled some icon cache files off that were infected but also had the L and XL icons. If sfc didnt work you could try a repair install. It will re-install only the files with different hash marks.

Make a backup and restore point first just in case

Ke... Read more

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If you extract the icons from imageres.dll or shell32.dll then the maximum icon size is about 64x64 and 32x32 for most icons. I am trying to extract the largest icons, where can I get them. or am I just doing it wrong?

A:Where are the Extra-Large and Large Icons stored

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When viewing large and extra large photo previews, the jpeg thumbnails will not load. Is this a 64 bit issue?

Any Ideas?

A:Large, Extra Large Icons won't load

I can tell you it's not a 64 bit issue as I do not have this problem.
Beyond that, I'll have to defer to another with more expertise in this matter.

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Using Windows 7 Home Premium.....If I go to my documents and then open sub folders , when I close the  last folder, the folder before that has to be closed and so on.....stop that from happenning

A:All folders and sub folders open in separate windows

Check the following and confirm that this setting is applied.
In Windows Explorer go to
"Folder and search options",
click "Open each folder in the same window",
click "Apply",
and finally click "OK".

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I've been trying to sort this problem for 2 days and it's driving me nuts!

I can copy folder(s) but when I try to paste them into another folder or drive I get a pop-up -

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Program C:\windows\explorer.exe abnormal program termination.

when I click OK all my desktop icons disappear for a second or 2 and then they come back. When I right click, the Paste option is grey as if it has forgotten I've copied something 30 seconds before.

I can copy a few small files to different folders and drives but that's about it.

I've run anti-virus and mailware - nothing. I've run sfc /scannow, no results. I tried to do a clean boot but it couldn't find misconfig.exe . So I downloaded the file and tried to paste it into windows\system32 and it asked if I wanted to paste it over the old one. Clicking ok it said access is denied. So I ran misconfig from the desktop, did a clean boot, tried copy and paste and the same runtime error came up.

I checked the permissions for the windows folders and C drive: both said I didn't have full control, I just have Modify, read and write. When I tried to get full control it came with access is denied.

I've tried copy and paste in Safe Mode, still get the error. I don't know what else to do. Any help would be great.


A:Windows won't paste folders into different folders or drives.

What files are you trying to paste? If you are trying to paste files into a System Folder, there might be a problem. Are you doing that?

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I go to Character map looking for the large i ,looks like 2 large T and the ohter one flipped over.Does Character map Not have this one ?

A:Character map missing the large i ,looks like 2 large T

the strange thing is after I posted this I see my I that I want ,but while i was typing i was only getting a capital i that looks like a line. Also when i copy and paste the correct I , after pasting , the i turns back into a stupid line. any ideas ?

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Did Microsoft come up with the solution of this issue on Windows 8.1

re-build the index helps compacting the edb file but it will grow again
are there a Windows 8.1 patch available to address this issue?
the patch KB2836988 doesn't apply to Windows 8.1

Thank you

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I am currently trying to make a copy of the files on my laptop to an external drive but after 1 Gb of data is transferred the status box when copying stops and doesn't seem to be copying over any further files. When I try to cancel the process it does not register that I have pressed cancel and I have to shut off my laptop manually, waiting a few seconds before turning it back on.

I have uninstalled avast believing that it might be causing an issue with the transfer but the result is still the same.

Recently after a failed attempt it has rendered my hard drive back to an ntfs unreadable state due to error code 0x80070570 .

Any help to resolve either issue would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Windows 7: Windows 7 stalling during copying of large files to externa

What is the external HD? How old is it? When was it formatted etc..

In any case I would run a diagnostic on the external drive.
Also try a copying utility such as TeraCopy free version and see if it has similar problems(once the external drive is returned to a normal state or using another drive.)

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I just bought a 160G hard drive, Seagate, to be used in an external case. Seagates software recognized it as 152+G but said that win 98 would only recognize as max of 137G unless I used their software and partition in 2 partions. This was Ok 1 partition at 80G and 1 at 80G. When all was said and done I only got 80 G and 1 at 57G, with 2 partitions. The partitions were done on a win98 desktop with drive as secondary slave. Any ideas as how to get more out of this harddrive.

Thanks for any help.
Go Cards!

A:Large HDD - Windows 98/ME

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I have a DELL OPTIPLEX GX1 that crashed...I replaced the hard drive & updated from Windows 2000 to Windows XP Pro...Some where along the line my "RUN" box disappeared..I can get it if I safe boot..But also when I open some files the window is TOO large to access functions at the bottom of the page...I can NOT move the page up enough to use these functions...I tried to change the page size useing my mouse but I can NOT get close enough to the edges to do it...(off screen) I also tried to adjust the pixels on my display but that shrinks up EVERYTHING too small for me to use easily...Is there an adjustment some where that will correct this & maybe get my "RUN" box back ? ? ? PLEASE help...My name is Ron & you can contact me directly through e-mail OR thru this website...Thank you VERY VERY much...RON

A:Windows TOO large

Hi RM2007 !

What's the maximum display resolution you can set in the display properties ? You probably need to update your video drivers.

Your computer is pretty old and there doesn't seem to be any drivers for XP available from Dell's website.

Found these drivers from Ati's website : Yours should be the second one (under Rage Pro).

If your video card has the standard 4MB memory then once the drivers are installed you'll be able to set your display resolution to 1024 x 768 (85Hz).

About the run command, check that it's checked to appear in the sart menu properties :

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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.

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I want to make the move to SSD on my notebook. However, I am researching and seeing that a 30GB SSD may be to small for Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium especially with future windows updates. I am trying to reduce my current Windows 7 64 install on my original 320GB drive to see how small of a footprint I can accomplish, but I end up only reducing the install to 32GB after all the tips I've read out there.

I have uninstalled everything I can think of and turned of system restore. Any other tips and/or advice is much appreciated. Thank you!

A:30GB SSD large enough for Windows 7 64?

Quote: Originally Posted by unknown

Any other tips and/or advice is much appreciated. Thank you!


You could use a program like VLite to remove additional Windows components, but I would think 30GB is still too small.

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When I maximize any window, it resizes to just a little bit too large. The resolution of my monitor has not changed, I'm still running at 1280 x 1024, and have been for quite some time. But this is a recent problem (annoyance). I'm wondering if maybe this was caused by one of the recent Windows updates. I can't pin down when I first noticed it, but it's driving me nuts. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Windows when maximized are too large

If you haven't done so already, right click on an empty space on the desktop and select resolution. Make sure the resolution is the same as your monitor. The correct resolution usually has (recommended) next to it.

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{28672A49-65A7-11E0-9BF5-00FF01000001} 4/18/11 7.5GB (7,908,378KB)
{7796876C-5958-11DF-9A44-E0CB4EF925B9} 5/6/10 795,152KB
{DB6E8734-53E8-11DF-BCB7-E0CB4EF925B9} 4/20/10 86,744KB

I noticed my C: almost filled up so I used my handy WinDirstat to figure out what happened. It looks like 10 days ago a huge file was created in my c:\windows directory. The filename looks like some HEX registry key of some sort. The curly braces are actually in the filename. I did some quick googling and didn't see anything like this. Any ideas what this could be? I tried moving it to my D: but the file is in use by "System". I'm currently at 3GB free out of 150, so I really need to clear this file out if it is not needed. I thought maybe it might be some corrupted swap file, but I have mine set to my D:

This is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

A:very large file in c:\windows

Go into safe mode, and rename it. Reboot normally. If your windows loads fine, then just delete the file.

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :

If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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Hi, I'm new here. Since a week ago, my computer using large amount of RAM for some Windows processes like explorer.exe and winlogon.exe. When I start the computer, it is working fine, but then after 1 to 2 hours, it use more RAM even if I dont do anything.

Here is the list of the most notable processes
-explorer.exe = 50.000 K to 150.000 K
-wisptis.exe = 20.000 K to 40.000 K (there are two processes, I suspect one of them is a virus)
-winlogon.exe = 40.000 K to 150.000 K

Is it normal or it is definitely a virus? How to reduce these RAM usage?

A:Windows processes using large RAM


I suspect one of them is a virus

You are probably correct in assuming there is a virus, as these 3 processes are a part of the Windows OS (Wisptis.exe is a system process which comes included with Microsoft Office Suite driver for Wacom Tablet, Windows ink services and tends to run alongside Adobe Acrobat Reader) Winlogon is the logon service where you logon to Windows with your user name and password.
You can also run Process Explorer to get a better handle on what is doing this.
Due to forum rules, we cannot assist with malware removal here. Please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and post in that section of the forum for more help.

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Just connected a new 1920X1080 TV to my PC and it's working great EXCEPT that Windows 7 is a little too large for the TV and stuff is getting cut off. Is there some feature to let me squeeze the system to fit the display on the TV?

Resolution on the TV and 24" monitor are both set to duplicate 1920X1080. The monitor displays fine. If I go to 1280X1024, everything fits perfectly, but I want to use the recommended larger resolution.

A:Windows slightly too large for my tv

Do you have a scaling, or scanning option for your tv? Check your video card settings, it should have a scaling option.

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Just rebooted computer and all my windows, menu's, fonts etc have become very large.. how can u restore the size of these things back to normal?

A:Large Size Windows

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am using windows 98. want to change montior to flat screen. tried a NEC but was told by NEC my 98 couldn't support 1024 x ?, so got a KOGI that had been hooked to an old 95. screen is fuzzy and windows are so large i can't reach the apply or ok buttons. in display there is a minus (-) in front of display adapters; the subtitle is NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2 and a minus (-) in front of monitors with the subtitle of GVISIONL5QX-TIA. Should the display adapters and monitors subtitles be the same? I think the NEC was NVIDIA and I think the KOGI is the GVISION. Any suggestions of Annie?

A:fuzzy screen and too large windows

good news!! don't need help with "too large windows" portion of my problem. I finally got that part solved. the windows are normal size and i can now reach the apply and the ok buttons. time to celebrate!! still need help with the fuzzy screen...annie yahe, yahoo!

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I know this is supposed to be a Windows 7 forum, but my problem is on a Windows XP machine. A lot of you experts learned your stuff on XP so probably have a good idea what the problem might be.

I have an HP XW4100 computer that I use to store backups. It doesn't have to be fast, and XP has worked well on that machine.

It has IDE and SATA ports on the motherboard, and I have added 2 x 4TB Seagate HDs connected to the on-board SATA ports. Using Seagate DiscWizard, I am able to split those drives into a 2tb and 1.6tb drive each so XP can partition and format them with MBR. So far so good.

Wanted to add some more 4TB drives, but there's no more SATA ports on the motherboard. Bought a Vantec PCI SATA card which uses the SiL 3114 chip and has 4 internal SATA ports. Installed the drivers, and when pluggin in an older 500g WD SATA drive, the OS sees it, I can partition it and use the drive.

When I plug a Seagate 4TB drive into that controller (even one that works with the MB SATA port), I can see the drive in device manager, Seagate DiscWizard can see the drive and partition it, but the drive will not show up in Disc Management so I can't use it.

I would conclude from this that the SiL 3114 chip has issues with large hard drives, while the Chipset on my HP has no problems. Strange though that the drive shows up in Device Manager and DiscWizard. Seems like a driver issue, but I've tried all the SiL drivers, and as I say, a smaller older SATA drive works fine.
I also tried using t... Read more

A:Large (4tb) drive not seen by Windows, smaller ones ok

Have you tried partitioning your HD so that your partitions are < 2tb?

From my understanding XP doesn't support > 2tb drives.

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Strange thing - every time I work with a somewhat big file - like 20-50Megs (convert mp3 to a WAV and save it or work on large graphic file) system just locks up. No response even to Ctrl+Alt+Del.
AMD K6 1000MHz, 512 RAM, 20GIG, WIN 98SE.
Did scandisc, defrag ... no change. What could it be?

A:Windows 98 large file lock-ups

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This morning, Aug 21 sunday, windows 10 did a very large update.  Now after my laptop has been on for 20 minutes, or so......the screen just goes blank (or very dark blue).  Nothing brings it back.  I have to do a hard shutdown....hold in the power button until it goes off, and then start it back up. Was there something in this update that has caused the problem??  It ran fine before the update. thanks......Pete

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I have a video file that is 5+GB. Windows is telling me it can't move it because it is too large, even though there is ample space in the directory I'm moving it too ...

Any ideas as to how to solve this? Thanks.

A:Moving Very Large Files in Windows 7 x64

Can you post a screenshot of the error and your "My Computer" window showing the hard drives you're moving from/to?

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I'm having some troubles with windows that are too large to choose the right button.
I've been searching over the internet and I have read things about dpi, but that's 100% in my case and so no problem. I've updated my nvidia graphic's card. I've tried to use a windows 7 fixing tool, no good result.

I'm using an external LED screen with a resolution of 1920x1080. I don't know why it suddenly had this problem... but even without this external screen, the problem shows up

I've included a screenshot of my gta 4 installing wizard (and it's not just with this installing wizard, but also java, adobe pdf...)... Hopefully the image tells you more than what I've been explaining...

thanks anyways for all your replies,



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Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)


A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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I have Windows 7 64bit. After installing the latest updates from Windows update, all my icons on my desktop are HUGE. The ones on the start menu are normal and all text is normal. The resolution is set at 1600x900 (highest) and the display setting is on smallest (100%). How do I fix this?

A:Large icons after windows update

How To Resize Desktop Icons In Windows 7

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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Hi everyone,

Im new here and just stumbled on this site, and Im glad I did.

I had a virus, and am pretty sure it is gone. I have done alot of scanning with malwarebytes, nod32, etc. all in safe mode. And I think it is all gone.

Anyways I did a PC recovery (F10 while pc is starting up) and when I do this of course it wipes out all the windows updates that have been loaded up over the years. So there are 99 updates to reload up. When I load them all up at once I have no internet access and I get messages that pop up on restart as in blah blah blah C:/windows/ could not be loaded. Also C:/ programfiles/disc/discover.exe cant be loaded either. Before I load all the updates, the pc works fine.

Any solutions out there? Am I just loading too many updates at once on the pc?

My pc is compaq with amd athalon 64 processor 3500+ 991 MHz with 2GB RAM

Thanks in advance for the help

A:No internet after large windows update

Try System Restore to a point prior to all the updates.

Running SP3 standalone will decrease the number of updates you will need.

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We lost electricity this morning and when my computer came back up all the windows were huge. I went to control panel>display>settings and changed my DPI. This made the windows smaller but the text is still large -- doesn't fit in the text boxes. I went to control panel>display>appearance>advanced and the font there is greyed out and won't let me select it. Any ideas of how to make the text fit in the boxes?

A:large text that doesn't fit into windows

Have you tried rebooting?

Sometimes weird problems resolve themselves after you completely shut down and restart

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I have just upgraded to a 15" lcd monitor. I have windows xp.
I have several instances where ...when I call up a program...
the window does not include the entire program...
Some of the program is off screen...I have tried tochange resolution...
and it still loads the program too big...i.e. if I had to click is not on the screen...
This problem occurs with several is a problem of resolution? or is there
a menu I can change....
Thank you.

A:Program windows too large on screen

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I am a tech and have done over 30 clean installs and cant figure out what the heck is going on with large as in 1gig or more file transfers hanging up. All clean installs with tests done immediately after activation and updates. This is a MS problem. I have tried all the various fixes and find that the C drive seems to handle network files best. In multidrive situations turning off the Remote Differential Compression also seems to help. Please get a hot fix as this is on multiple machines and very easy to duplicate. I would say it would be a rare install not to lock from a C drive to a D drive when file sizes are more then 2 gigs. You guys are running out of time. I am a consultant and I'm ready to get sick over a great operating system that's worthless for large video files.

A:Large Files are locking up Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit

Did you try this one
Apparently you need to tell Windows that you want to use the machine as a file server and that it should allocate resources accordingly.  Set the following registry key to ‘1′:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache
and set the following registry key to ‘3′:
After making these changes and restarting, I haven’t seen this issue arise again

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Fanboi's unite!

I have to now install a 3rd party app to have A START MENU... WTF?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I'm out.

A:Windows 8 is an extraordinarily large piece of poo

Hi there
As a new member you are showing an awful lot of arrogance here -- in any case all programs are really applications so there's nothing wrong in calling a program an application -- can't see what the problem is.

You also mention Windows 8 which is now obsolete and has been replaced by Windows 8.1 which is a lot better and if you don't like the metro desktop you NEVER have to see it.

Apart from missing the standard start menu - which you can easily replace either by a 3rd party (usually free) application or custom toolbars or both you can make it look and behave identically to W7 which certainly was regarded as a good OS.

Now if you were referring to the ways Ms is choosing to implement updates etc (via the store rather than full ISO's) then your post might havce some merit - otherwise it simply adds totally NOTHING and doesn't enhance your reputation ONE IOTA. If you REALLY hate W8 so much just disappear and let others get on sensibly on this Forum.


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Hi everyone, I was up until 5 am last night banging my head against the wall so I really hope someone can help!!

My PC was experiencing quite a few problems with a year old XP installation so I decided to do a reinstall 2 days ago. I have 2 drives, 80gb(boot) and 250GB (data) (both SATA), I backed up all my important stuff to the data drive, booted my XP disc, wiped the boot drive and away I went. The XP disc is an old, but proper one, that didn't have either service pack on.

I ran through all the reinstall bits and bobs, had a small problem with corrupting downloads that turned out to be Nvidia firewall, got everything patched and all ok but the data drive appears corrupted, it appears in 'my computer' but clicking on it gives me "F:| s not accessable, The file or directory os corrupted and unreadable".

Disc management in admin tools shows up a drive, as healthy, with a size of 232.88 GB, and as active.

I wondered if it was to do with the 48bit LBA addressing or anything else? It was so late last night I wasn't able to fix things and after running into a few things on the web, I physically unplugged the data drive and did the whole windows installation all over again but to absolutely no joy.

Has anyone else had a similar problem? Is there anything I can do? I need the data on this drive more than the PC itself!!

Thanks very very much for anything you can give - you lot have proved very very knowledgable in the past!!

Cheers again

A:Windows XP Resinstall and Large HD Disaster :(


Welcome To TSF.

Sorry about the bad start but hopfully things will pick up.

First - If you have an Anti Virus Program run it (just on the Data drive) If you dont click here to use an Free Online Scanner
If that scanner does not work click here for another one.

Second - Install and run Ad-Aware and its plugin VX2 Add-on Cleaner.

Third - Install And Run Microsoft Windows Defender.

All That are maked RED are link for the downloads or the pages.

If they are any problems or any thing comes up on them 3 just messege back here.

Hope it all goes okay.

Have A Nice Day,


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Hi All

I have a little problem, i have two hard drives in my pc, master being a 250 gb drive, slave being a 300 gb drive.since i went to a dodgy site and got a virrus and had to do a repair on windows xp, then i noticed i didnt have large drive support and i reloaded service pack 2

The problem now is, my computer seas my hardrives as two partitions per drive and the real problem is that i had 200 gb of data on the 300 gb drive

is there anything i can do to get the 300 gb drive back to one partition and have all my data back

i am a little worried that someone might have clicked format drive when i said "this drive is not formatted do you want to format now", but not sure if this has been done
Please help!

Tall Pall

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Using Thunderbird, when i try to add a "New Card" for
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Hi there

We have this machine running on Windows 8.1 that have an issue with spacing due to the Windows.edb can grow
up to 30 GB space. 

We know how to fix it temporarily by shutting down the Wsearch service and delete that windows.edb file BUT
we need a permanent solution. We've noticed that this symptoms happened when the machine is offsite. This machine has a File History backup that backing into NAS at office.

We also had a look on the following KB - and
nothing specifically about Windows 8.1 and we did apply the KB 2836988 and applied and it didn't work due to Windows 8.1 NOT 8.0 RT.

I'm appreciated your feedback.



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Hi there

We have this machine running on Windows 8.1 that have an issue with spacing due to the Windows.edb can grow up to 30 GB space.

We know how to fix it temporarily by shutting down the Wsearch service and delete that windows.edb file. We've noticed that this symptoms happened when the machine is offsite. This machine has a File History backup that backing into NAS at office.

We also had a look on the following KB - and nothing specifically about Windows 8.1 and we did apply the KB 2836988 and applied and it didn't work due to Windows 8.1 NOT 8.0 RT.

I'm appreciated your feedback.


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Hi there

We have this machine running on Windows 8.1 that have an issue with spacing due to the Windows.edb can grow
up to 30 GB space. 

We know how to fix it temporarily by shutting down the Wsearch service and delete that windows.edb file. We've
noticed that this symptoms happened when the machine is offsite. This machine has a File History backup that backing into NAS at office.

We also had a look on the following KB - and
nothing specifically about Windows 8.1 and we did apply the KB 2836988 and applied and it didn't work due to Windows 8.1 NOT 8.0 RT.

I'm appreciated your feedback.


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I want to print 'something'
Annoyingly, it will have a LARGE black area - or maybe a large area of something else - another colour

I print: I waste ink, lots of it - bad for the world, costly and expensive wasting that ink, if on an inkjet - also rubs off on you!!

Is there a printing program that examines large areas, if they are of a similar colour, substitutes it for a zigzag pattern of the same colour?

See below for a rough sketch of what I mean:

I did a quick search on google, couldn't find anything - but then again, I wasnt sure 'what' to search for!


A:How do I NOT print large black areas (or other large colour areas)?

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i currently have windows 7 installed on a 80 gig sata drive.

i also have 2 x 1.5TB drives and 1 x 3 TB drives set up as one large dynamic disk (they are combined and show up in windows explorer as D:\ with 5.45TB)

how do i go about re-installing windows on the 80 gb drive (or possibly a new SSD drive) without losing any data?

before anyone suggests backing up, re-install, then transfer the data back over, is there a way to do it without doing that, since i wont be able to back up that much data externally


A:New installation of Windows 7 with large dynamic disk

Backup any data on the 80GB drive, do a Clean Install with you Win 7 DVD then restore your data to the 80GB drive.

You should be able to backup 80GB to the 5.45TB dynamic drive.

To be safe, I would disconnect the other drives while doing this then reconnect them once the reinstall is complete.

Or is there more to this than it appears from your post?

If you are moving to a SSD then you should be able to clone the 80GB SATA to the SSD. Again, you disconnect the other drives, connect the SSSD to SATA port 0, the 80GB to another port then clone it using Acronis if it's an Intel drive as they offer it for free on theri website.

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P4 - 2.4 GHz
82801DB Mother Board
845GRC Chipset
2 GB Ram
Bios: RG84510A.86A.0033.P17

I recently tried to install Windows XP on a new Ultra ATA Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 250 GB Hard Drive and forgot about the problem with large hard drives issue (which I am educated very little about). The installation process progressed as usual in terms of formatting drive, copy files to install, etc, but upon reboot the hard drive would not boot to the Windows GUI to install windows. I thought it was a disk issue such as a scratch or something, but the install disk worked fine installing onto a 10 GB Western Digital IDE hard drive. So I guess the problem is related to the size of the hard drive and/or the Ultra
ATA issue. My bios does recognize the hard drive.

I have an Intel 845GRC Chipset. Intel's website says:

"Does the Desktop Board D845GRG support Ultra ATA/100 hard drives?
Yes. The Desktop Board D845GRG supports Ultra ATA transfer rates up to 100 MB/sec (ATA/100) by way of the ICH4 IDE controller with two independent bus-mastering IDE interfaces. An Ultra ATA/100 supported hard drive and an 80 conductor IDE cable are required to take advantage of the increased bandwidth available on the IDE channel. One of the new features of the Intel Desktop Board D845GRG is its ability to support larger ATA/100 capable hard drives with 48-bit Logical Block Addressing (LBA) within the BIOS along with all Ultra ATA transfer rates (i.e., 33 MB/sec, 66 MB/sec and 100 MB/sec). To... Read more

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I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.

This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A:Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf

Is it eunf or just unf?

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Hi all,

I have a really big issue with one of my computer when copying large file (about more than 1GB).

When I copy a large file, 10GB for instance, after the time calcution for copy, the copy begins but the progress bar never goes after 1%. Even if I let the copy working all the night, the status stays the same. I have this issue if I copy a file from a folder to another one or if I copy it from my computer to an external hard drive (both NTFS).

I have another computer with Windows 7 Enterprise which does not have this kind of problem.

Could you help me on this issue?

Thank you very much

A:Windows 7 freezes when copying large file

Hello, Welcome to SF!

Try this thread: Windows 7 Hanging when copying large files


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I recently replaced a 14" LCD monitor with a 17" LCD monitor. This has the result of scaling up the size of all windows by what I assume to be 17/14ths.

But what I want is to have the windows be the same size (in INCHES, not pixels) as on the smaller monitor, with every letter in whatever font being the same size (in INCHES, not pixels) as on the old monitor.

This would be a great advantage, as then I could actually make use of the larger real estate and have more windows open. It may not be possible - I've tried all the display and system font settings. But if anyone has a suggestion I'd appreciate it.

Running XP SP2 with all patches installed. I have the monitor resolution set to 1024 x 768.

A:[SOLVED] have large monitor - want smaller windows

Window sizes are measured in pixels (not inches). LCD size aside, screen size is determined by the resolution of the monitor. If you were using 1024x768 on the old monitor and are still using 1024x768 on the new monitor, then your screen size is still the same (it only appears larger because you are displaying it on a larger screen). LCP panels should be run at their native resolution. Look up the specs of your monitor to find the native resolution.

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I am Getting a problem ... not actualy a problem but this thing bugs me... i have intel p965lt board... having #520 processor 2.8ht ... i got 2 gb ram ... with a 6600 Graphic card

first i got seagate 80gb sata harddrive... i installed windows xp sp2 on it ... it takes almost 10 sec's at max to show its startup logo window.... but now few days back i have added 320gb westrendigital HDD ... and my startup time is now about 120++ sec's ... i have reinstalled the windows on 80gb harddrive but still the same problem .... i have installed 320gb harddrive just for my backups / games / works / movies etc... not for OS ...

i have a question that why my system is taking so much time at startup... is this a problem with my additional Hrddrive... or i have to check some thing else

Sarmad Mahmood

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Hi I want to make a switch from Android to Windows phone. Most of my questions are already answered by Google but one question i can't find an answer for is: Are there extra large tiles on Windows Mobile (like the contacts live tile on Windows 10 for pc/laptop)? Regards Stanislav from the Netherlands.

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Since purchasing the surface rt, I had a whole host of problems but this one I havent figured out how to go around

Apps in the appstore over a certain size, say 40 mb refuse to download.... It would start then go on pending if i were to exit the store or if the screen were to lock and sometimes just on its own. The worst thing though is that if i cancel the download... the space that the app wouldve taken up if it were installed is what is missing from my drive.
Where thereafter I would have to delete the SoftwareDistribution folder every time this occurs to retrieve the space.

Ive tried so many fixes and nothing works. Ive restored and reset this pc so many times. Sometimes Im even caught in an automatic repair bootloop, but i doubt thats connected.

A:Windows Store pending on large downloads:


Anyone out there?

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So, several months ago, I encountered an odd issue. My windows were far larger than they typically were. I remember trying to fix it with no luck. I eventually adjusted to the new display issue, and moved on. However, today I needed to work on a rather important project, and found the window was too large to work with. It extended off the screen. In addition, I am unable to resize it. I've tried every resolution available to me, with no luck. I performed multiple system restores back when I first had the problem, and I don't have any viruses.

I would greatly appreciate it if someone could offer some insight. I finally decided it was worth asking about. Thanks!


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I recorded a couple of three hour television shows using Windows Media Center. I would like to burn them to DVD but they are too large.

Does anyone know where these files are located and the format they are in? I am assuming that I need to convert them to something else so that I can split and burn them, but cannot figure out where the files are.

Thanks -


A:Windows Media Center File Too Large

AFAIK the default location is:
C:\Users\Public\Recorded TV

also shown as: C:\Users\Public\Public Recorded TV
on my system

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I have been having these problems for months now.

Heres what happens:

When I load the computer up, 90% of the time it loads as windows classic mode. This means sound, network, and that weird classic-safe-mode theme is on. No safe mode tags at the top either. Upon opening process explorer the cpu usage is constant at 50% on SYSTEM. Many, many, MANY reboots MAY fix it, but as soon as the system goes down, boom. Desktop.ini was copied to my startup folder and around. And hibernation doesnt work anymore. Virus? Maybe. The last time it was a currupted tscd_win32.exe, I deleted & disabled but two weeks later something else got currupted. I tried system restore. I do NOT want to reinstall.

Thanks a lot, any solutions would be appriciated.

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I'm currently getting what it seems like windows explorer ( or the status box when copying ) hangs when i try to copy files over 1gb ( i copy like 5 or more 350Mb files and its rock stable and fast - upto 50Mb/S over a 1 GIG ethernet link )

I notice after its copied around 750 the status box freezes and it seems its not coping any more... its via 1 gb network link , both machines are fairly quick and i'm logged into the machine i am copying from using terminal services

specs of 2 pcs -

pc where files are copied from - Quad 2.4 , 4Gb Ram , 2.4Tb in Raid 5 , Win7 X 64

pc where the files are copied to - dual core 2.26 , 4Gb Ram , 500Gb WD Hdd , Win7 X64

I beleive its not hardware as i've copied like over 10 gigs of 350 mb files with out issue , only multiple single files > 1gb seem to have issues.

Both PCS are running RTM. 16385


A:Windows 7 Hanging when copying large files

As a suggestion, test what happens when you fully uninstall (disabling is not enough) your anti-virus utility and 3rd-party firewalls, if any.

The most likely cause is interference from a kernel-mode filter driver.

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Having Windows 7 Crash overnight when downloading large files or using Torrent. Attached is the .dmp file.

A:Windows 7 Crash Downloading Large Files

The dump file gave the error below and pointed to utorrent as you suspected.


Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility

BSOD Index

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 0, fffff80002e18477}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETw5s64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETw5s64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETw5s64.sys
Probably caused by : NETw5s64.sys ( NETw5s64+b76b )

Followup: MachineOwner

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_E... Read more

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Hi all, thanks in advance for reading! I've been experiencing these issues since I began my foray into Windows 7 over a week ago. Before I describe the issues, here's my system's stats:

Asus P5N-D
2x2gb Corsair xms2 DDR2 800 @ stock
C2D E8400 @ stock
nvidia geforce 8800 gts
1 x WD Raptor 37gb sata
1 x WD Caviar 250gb sata
2 x Samsung Spinpoint F1 750gb sata

During large file operations (moving, copying/pasting etc) between HDD's of items (single files or groups of files and folders, and from the Caviar to either Samsung) exceeding several gb's worth, the system would hard lock - no mouse/keyboard, all visual progress halted, no visual HDD activity. If left alone, the system would very intermittently flash a black display and return to the frozen desktop display, eventually winking out to a total lack of display output altogether.

Upon soft reboot, the destination HDD has been dropped from BIOS, boot menu, etc. Boot hangs at midpoint during the splash.

Hard power-cycling yields the HDD reappearing and Windows starts without issues.

What I've done so far:
-Disconnected destination HDD and tried the other spinpoint, same result.
-Diag'd all HDD's with manufacturers' tools, all pass.
-Flashed BIOS to most recent update, no change.
-Swapped out the WD Raptor for a freshly unboxed WD 640gb Caviar Black. Clean installed W7 x64 after format etc and did NOTHING (this means installed no drivers, no programs, nada) but attempt the file operations after first startup post-install. S... Read more

A:Windows 7 RC1 x64 crashes during large file operations

I forgot to mention the md5 hash checks out on the iso image from MSDN, I made sure of this after getting a bum image the first time around.

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User running Windows 7, with Outlook 2007, 20 GB PST.
User has two email account, 1 may be an IMAP, 1 may be POP, or both can be POP (I'll check if necessary)
No Exchange accounts.

Outlook wouldn't start, so I used SCANPST to repair (took hours, of course). Outlook ran slowly, but now is getting stuck again.

Ran Windows 7 Error-checking, with "Scan For and attempt recovery of bad sectors".

My thought was to:
Restart with startup items turned off.
Upgrade to Office 2013
See if Outlook will open the PST
Run SCANPST again

Does SCANPST compact the PST ?
Should I compact after running SCANPST ?

If I get Outlook Running, should I move old messages to separate PST files, a year at a time?

Any 3rd party repair tools that I can use?


A:How to Repair Large Outlook 2007 PST on Windows 7

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
This is a good site with numerous tools,
How to repair a damaged Outlook Personal Folders file (pst) - Slipstick Systems
Convert an Offline File (.ost) to a Personal File (.pst) - Slipstick Systems

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