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Help with deleting LARGE file folder of gibberish

Q: Help with deleting LARGE file folder of gibberish

Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about? And, more importantly, how to delete it? (Assuming it's not necessary.)

I was going to try to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; and zipping the file only went down to about 42mb
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents. (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
You can see the obad1.jpg here on my website:
https://sites.google.com/site/stufff2share/rbfrbf

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmzxlmoajjslp5t/0bad.txt?dl=0

I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selecting: delete.
~ by creating a .bat file

I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.

I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files. (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
I tried UBCD, but the CD would not boot up. (Despite using several diff CDs. I even tried it on another PC just to see if it would boot up--but no joy.


I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only. It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or checked, but the check box as a dimmed/grayed check mark inside the box.

Nothing whatsoever is working to delete this crazy file!

The file/folder was originally named:
a2bKVP!Hoy4{0Gs0JEHVB44b=4c4v0!b
(I did not name it; I did not put it in my PC; it came from cyberspace!)

I renamed it: 0bad
because I was tired of typing in all that gibberish.

Any HELP?! (Maybe my screeenshot on my website and/or the 0bad.txt document--via DropBox--will help you to help me. This folder must be the cause of my very sluggish PC.

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Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about?  And, more importantly, how to delete it?  (Assuming it's not necessary.) 
 
I tried to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; I tried zipping it for upload, but the .zip file only went down to about 42mb 
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents---see the .txt file image.  (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
BTW, you can see a better view of the of the obad1.jpg here on my website:
https://sites.google.com/site/stufff2share/rbfrbf
 
Even though the actual .txt file was too big to upload here, you can access it via my Dropbox account--remember, it is a 62.22mb .txt file.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmzxlmoajjslp5t/0bad.txt?dl=0
 
I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selcting: delete. 
~ by creating a .bat file
 
I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.
 
I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files.  (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
 
I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only.  It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or checked, b... Read more

A:Help removing a LARGE gibberish-filled txt file

Download and burn UBCD to a CD and then boot from it.
 
Run PartedMagic from the boot menu.
 
Use the file manager in the menu to find the file and delete it

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Hi, I got this info from another site and I hope someone can help me. For the last few months I've been working on a spreadsheet on my music collection. All of a sudden last night I went to click it on and it wasn't there. Said that the file was either removed, deleted, etc. I tried looking for it all last night and unable to. So I downloaded a program (for $50) that was supposed to help me recover programs. So I found it yet now it's all gibberish. I worked so hard on this program for months and losing it would break my heart. Any ideas what I can do? I have Windows XP and I believe Excel is 2002.
 

A:Excel program was deleting and is now gibberish.

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I'm currently deleting a 30 gig folder containing many folders of music. It's taking a while. no problem there. however, about every 30 second a prompt comes up saying "this folder is shared with other people if you delete it it will no longer be shared" and i have to click continue. I just want to let all those files be deleted withut having to click continue every 30 seconds. Help Please. Thanks in advance

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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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I am backing up my Win 7 folder just before moving to WIN 8. The folder is 65G in size. I just copy and paste from my laptop hard drive to my external USB drive. I started the copying just before I went to bed last night. This morning I saw a pop up windows saying that 12 files cannot be copied because the path is too long. The option is "skip' or 'Cancel'. I took the skip option and the copy job completed. But it does not tell me the name of the 12 files that I skipped.
Now my problem is how do I found out which 12 files are missing in my backup.
I know that I can do the copy paste again and watch out for the error message. But it is a waste of time sitting in front of the screen. That was why I do it over night.
What is the best way to do this kind of work other than using some backup software.

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I've got this foolish 'ezula' spy folder on my hard-drive that just doesn't want to be deleted. Whenever I try I get an error message that says, "Cannot delete file mmod.exe, access is denied. Make sure disk is not write-protected ..." I don't want it. How can I delete it?
 

A:deleting a file and folder that won't go

You should normally be able to uninstall Ezula in Add/Remove software.
If it informs you that some libraries are shared, keep the shared stuff.

If you can't find it in software, find the Ezula folder in Program Files, and try doubleclicking unwise.exe or setup.exe.

If that should fail as well, open the Registry editor, and drill down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\CurrentVersion\Run
and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_USER\software\microsoft\CurrenVersion\Run

When you locate the Ezula entry in the right pane, highlight and hit delete.
Close Regedit, and reboot.

If you're running XP, you can stop it from starting up by going to Start/Run, type Msconfig, and unchecking Ezula on the Startup tab.
Click OK, close Msconfig, and reboot.

Now try removing the folder.
If no joy, try in Safe Mode.

Good luck,
 

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I get the message "Cannot delete wtAppConfig0200: Access is denied. The source file may be in use."
The actual name of the folder is "WildT anqent"
According to properties it was added/installed on Dec 28, 2004, which is around the time when I was cleaning out all the spyware/adware stuff via help from this forum. I have no idea what this program is about and I don't want to launch it and get in trouble again. How can I delete it, get rid of it.
Greg & Grimm
 

A:Error deleting file or folder

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"Cannot delete bar.lua: The directory name is invalid"

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z151/Zabelofkorgath/cannotdelete.jpg

Won't let me delete need help!


edit: think i posted on wrong forums, gonna go post on the windows xp area thxs
 

A:Error Deleting File or Folder

Try deleting in safemode.
 

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There's this old HDD that I bought, and I deleted the operating system off of it, but a few folders still remain, they're the "Desktop", "Cookies", and "Favorites" folder, and when I try to get rid of them, it says:

Error Deleting File or Folder
------------------------------------------
Cannot delete (insert folder name here): Access is denied.

Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
-------------------------------------------

How do I get rid of it? Tried searching for it, and got a bunch of irrelivant posts...

A:"error Deleting File Or Folder"

Restart your computer and boot up in safe mode. Try deleting the files while in safe mode.

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My companies system uses Windows 2000. I have a folder on our backup server with three files in it. I have tried to delete the entire folder and the files individually. Each time, I get a window with the subject title. In the text of the window it says, "Cannot delete...Error performing inpage operation."

How can I circumvent this? Really do want to delete the folder/files. Thanks
 

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I have XP home. When I right click on an icon of a program I don't want anymore I click delete and a message appears saying "Error deleting file or folder. Cannot delete xxx: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is full or not write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
Why does it say that and how can it be deleted?
Thanks, Jim
 

A:Error deleting file or folder

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Hello,
 
I'm having trouble deleting a folder my PC.
 
The folder is in My Documents and I do not know how it got there. My PC was 
used by someone else recently and I was told they have no knowledge of how this
file appeared. The folder name is n and the file in this folder is 
abcdefghijklmnopqrssttuvwx and it goes on. This is very strange and I've never
seen this before. When I try and delete the "abc" file it won't give me the 
option to so I try to delete the "n" file which does the the recycle bin. Once
I empty my recycle bin is when I see 'Error Deleting File or Folder' Cannot 
Delete File:
 
 
Not sure what to do. Suggestions?? Thanks!!
 
 
Bruce

A:Error Deleting File or Folder

See if Malwarebytes File Assassin will delete it. A long file name like this sometimes indicates a malware infection.

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Error: cannot delete/move/rename...it is being used by another person or program.

I get this sort of message quite a lot when using Explorer to massage my files and the only recourse seems to be to reboot, which is not very clever, I know, but it's all I can do to get rid of it. I was wondering if there was a simpler (more intelligent) way around this annoying, crazy, idiotic, hair-tearing error message?
 

A:error deleting file or folder

Heres what I do when a programs locked.
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/removereboot.html
 

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"Cannot delete bar.lua: The directory name is invalid"

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z151/Zabelofkorgath/cannotdelete.jpg

Won't let me delete need help!
 

A:Error Deleting File or Folder!

I don't know what that is, but you can remove it with this.

http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/moveonboot.html
 

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PLease help...this is what i get when i tried to delete this folder:


ERROR DELETING FILE OR FOLDER

Cannot delete _________! The file name you specified is not valid or too long.Specify a different file name.


This is what i did :

a) Rename the file
b) try delete using FILE ASSASSIN
c) drag the file to recycle bin
d) when to Microsoft support (too confusing)

All above not working for me

PLease help...i really hope you all can help

A:error deleting file or folder

try going into safemode and delete t.

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I need a folder /file protection software which can help me to protect my folders/files from deleting.................pls help.

A:how can i stop anyone from deleting a folder/file

If your file system is NTFS and not FAT32, then you already have this protection built-in Windows.

This topic is very exhaustive and can not be included in this post. Read about NTFS permissions to files and folders from below link.

NTFS Permissions

Study about the "Deny" permissions. Basically you need to give a "Deny" permission to "Delete" function for the files and folders you wanted to protect.

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I have a lot of old pictures and files I don't want anymore.I'll go to one of them and right click the mouse, go down to Delete and after I click on it a dialog box appears saying:
"Error deleting file or folder" "Cannot delete file:cannot read from the source file or disk."
How can I delete one or all of them?
thanks,Jim
 

A:Error deleting file or folder

have you run scandisk? Are these on a disk or the hardrive? Have you tried in safe mode?
 

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Filename too long utility from www_pathtoolong_com works fine
 

A:Error Deleting File or Folder

You left out the part where it cost $20.00> single user. More than one? $100.00

Free to try- then buy

No company information, vague Privacy Policy.
You should consider these things whenever recommending software.

And since this is your only post and you give no information at all, one has to wonder if this is advertisement.
 

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Hello,

The folder I've tried to delete is in my added hard drive F:, and used to store all my emails associated with Thunderbird. I named the folder as "Mail_Center".

When I tried to delete this folder, I received the following error message:

Error Deleting File or Folder
The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

I've tried to delete this folder in safe mode, from DOS. I had no problem to delete all other folders or files stored in my F: drive, but just no luck with this folder. In fact, my computer's reaction become extremely slow once I moved the mouse point to this folder. I can still open this folder, however, some files in this folder such as "Inbox" could not be deleted.

I have been uninstalled Thunderbird and my OS is XP Home. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Error Deleting File or Folder

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Alright guys... here we go... I installed Limewire a few weeks back... (stupidly, I know)... It installed a shared folder in the Documents and settings folder... Thats where it installed the downloaded music. Middle of a download, 'puter froze up... did a hard reboot... when came back up, all seemed normal. I tried to get into the folder to see what was there and what wasen't, and got a Data Execution Prevention message. Windows explorer was closed. Now, no matter what I have tried, or what I try to use. I get an error message, and eithr the program closes, or D.E.P. message comes up. I cannot even mouse over the folder, without the error coming up. List of things I have tried, in order as best I can recall, that hasen't worked...
Spyware scan:
Adaware- locked up when hit the file
Spybot- found nothing
Superantispyware- locked-up
Norton- locked up, closed program
Eraser- locked up, closed program

Boot up in safe mode- delete
Boot up in safe mode- all spyware scans- same as b4
Safe mode- Norton- locked up- closed
Safe mode- Right click send to, didnt work
Reboot to safe mode command prompt- back to root, up to shared, del shared, didn't happen
Rename folder- delete, didnt happen
Tried to compress into zip folder, didnt happen
I have tried to access/delete this folder every way I can dream of... and have prolly left some out from sheer frutration. Is there any way to open or simply delete... Read more

A:Problems deleting a file/folder

If you can remember the date you installed limewire you can try and use System restore to a date before you installed it.

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Windows xp, administrator priviliges, will not let me delete shortcut icon from desktop. disk is not full or write protected and the file is not currently in use.
 

A:error deleting file or folder

Try Unlocker.
 

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My companies system uses Windows 2000. I have a folder on our backup server with three files in it. I have tried to delete the entire folder and the files individually. Each time, I get a window with the subject title. In the text of the window it says, "Cannot delete...Error performing inpage operation."

How can I circumvent this? Really do want to delete the folder/files. Thanks
 

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Greetings. i've finally found a problem I need help with. I use Explorer to manage files. Lately I have an error message when I try to delete files. I receive an error message "Error Deleting File or Folder: Cannot delete filename.ext: Cannot find specified path.

Strangely, I can delete from the Recycle Bin.

System: Homebuilt with AMD processor, 2 optical drives, 1 floppy drive, 2 HDs, 20GB each.
Operating System: Windows XP Home, SP2 is my default. I also have Win2000 Pro on the other drive. Incidentally, I do not have the problem with Win2K.

Software: Antivirus is TrendMicro PC-cillin. Has firewall and automatic updates. Runs daily and also checks all incoming e-mail.

Antispyware is Microsoft's AntiSpyware. Does automatic updates. Has not found anything of late because I rarely download stuff, especially freeware.

Have Office 2000, WinZip, Acrobat 3.0, some photo management software and other bland stuff.

Any ideas?
 

A:Error Deleting File or Folder

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Each time I try to delete a video file I get message:

Error deleting file or folder

cannot delete ___________: It is being used by another person or program
close any porgrams that might be using the file and try again

I tried starting in safe mode but can't access any video files from safe mode.

I downloaded Unlocker 1.8.7. with this I can delete one file at a time but that's a nuisance.
Any suggestions.

Thanks,
Marianne
 

A:Solved: Error deleting file or folder....

You got to be careful with what you delete. But if you must, Unlocker is good program for it.
 

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Hi there!
 
So I recently tried to delete a folder of mine and while all other items in the folder were deleted successfully, there is one that refuses to be deleted.
 
I have tried looking for fixes online and the one I find most often is the one using the command prompt and the whole "cd \" thing. But whenever I try to put in the folder name or file location, I get a message that says "The system cannot find the path specified."
 
I don't know what I'm doing wrong and none of the examples I've found seem to work for me. Please help!
 
Thank you!
Arlothia

A:Deleting folder and/or file, but "Could not find this item"...

Have you already tried the folder deletion in Safe Mode?

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I have purchased a Corsair padlock memory stick. (http://www.corsair.com/products/padlock.aspx)
I works well, on every computer besides mine! - When I first plugged it in it worked, but the next day it would'nt, I have tried on other simular comps, (and again more recently) and it still works on them.

I get the message;

Error deleting file or folder
cannot delete filename: the disk is write protected.
Remove the write-protection or use another disk.

-It is unlocked lol

Also, when I plug it in (obviousally to a new port) pnp does its thing, and then comes up saying something like hardware failed to install correcty, and therefor it may not work correctly. - If I have got the right thing, in device manager it shoes it as working fine!

I have tried system restore, but that has not helped.
Please can someone help me, because I am not so good a troubleshooting peripirals, and they want me t send it back to america, then wait for a replacement (have to pay for shipping as well :O)

Thanks!
 

A:Error deleting file or folder - Mem stick

Please? Someone?
 

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I have 4 files that I am trying desperately to get rid of!!! These files were quarantined by Panda Antivirus Platinum Internet Security and they were considered "status, clean" by Panda. One file is on my desktop and 3 are in a folder I created to put anything more that might happen with Panda quarantine, and it did happen again, hence the folder with 3 files. These are all files that I received in my email from trusted persons. Why Panda quarantined them, I have no idea! I am running Windows XP Home Edition on a 6mo old Compaq computer.
Message received every time I try someway to delete these files: "Error Deleting File or Folder Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk. OK"
What I have tried to do:
I went to Safe Mode - received same message
Ran MoveOnBoot program - received a message "this file is locked or does not exist"
I tried many things before removing Panda from my computer and always received the same above-noted Error message. I uninstalled Panda as I didn't want any more messes to clean up. I have anti-virus, firewall and spyware protection thru my ISP now. I run scans for viruses and spyware every week with Spybot, Adaware, Housecall, my ISP's security scans. I have never had a virus on this computer that showed in any scan, anyway.
What to do? I am so frustrated with this mess! I emailed Panda for help, too but I know it will be around a week before I hear from them. Their first email to me was to ... Read more

A:Solved: Error Deleting File or Folder

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I have a situation which create trouble for me.

There is a virus creates a lot of duplicate in any pendrive when it connect to pc.

So I wish to have a batch file to search and delete every that file from usb drive without using window search

Can anyone help me on that?

eg. filename is lpk.dll


Thanks

A:[SOLVED] H>Deleting every same file in sub folder in drive

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

First, you need to stop the virus in its tracks:

Please read all of the following instructions found here: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

After reading all of the instructions found above post the required logs in a new thread: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help

Please note that the virus team is very busy and will get to you in due time. If you do not get a reply within 72 hours then you may bump the post.

Do not post any logs here!

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When deleting a update file or folder I get a error that reads:

>Error Deleting File or Folder
>
>Cannot delete update " Access is denied "
>
>Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that
>the file is not currently in use.

I get this error on my hd as well as my external TB hd.

I do not use my external TB as an update or any storage for system files or folders so i do not know why update folders would be kept on this hard drive.

I have changed the access to full read & write, and even logged in under safe mode but still it will not allow me to delete.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Deleting file or folder: Access Denied

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

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I am trying to remove a file from my desk top but it will not delete. The error message reads :-

cannot delete nero6316_keygen: it is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

I have uninstalled all of my nero soft wear thinking this may do the trick but still get the same message. Any ideas on how I can find out what is using this and how to remove it would be most greatful as this file is bugging the hell out of me.

Hwyl

Rangersmith

A:[resolved] error deleting file or folder

Hi...

It sounds like your Anti-Virus or similar software has blocked access to the file...some keygen file do contain trojans and such.

You can either disable any real-time protection such software has and delete it manually or you can use other software to delete it on reboot.

I use 'dellater' to remove any files that cannot be access while windows is running. Very simple to use and is also freeware available from:

http://www.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=dellater

Hope that helps :-)

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Hello all @ TSG,I've been trying to delete a file off of my comp but I keep getting that lovely error message-It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again. The file in question is rFactor_MP_Test.exe . Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I run spybot, aa, Microsoft anti spyware and couldn't see anything suspicious in hijack.
 

A:Solved: Error deleting file or folder

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The Dialog Box says:
Cannot read from source file or disk.

The file contains "0" Bytes and is not associated. It has the Notepad Icon.
It comes up in Notepad as Untitled - Notepad.
I can't delete or move it to another folder.
This file is from a software download which I guess didn't download properly.
I've run it it thru my Anti-Virus, Spyware program & HT so it doesn't
appear to be malicious.
I've also rebooted a couple of times which solved nothing.
If I could move it from my Desktop I would ignore it, but.........

John
 

A:Solved: Error Deleting File or Folder Dialog Box

You could try:

1) Starting in Safe Mode and deleting the file
2) Opening a command prompt and deleting it (ask if you don't know how to do this)
3) Download Unlocker (free) at: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

HTH
 

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"...It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

Except that I get that message even after restarting my computer and the first thing I do is try to delete it (move to the recycle bin). The file isn't being used nor has been used by another person or program. The file is on my desktop, can't delete it, move it, rename it etc. It is a 1.33GB Illustrator EPS file, nothing malicious. This happens quite a bit with Windows XP Pro I've found, even with files that are less than 1MB.

Anyone have any idea why? Any help would be appreciated. It is very frustrating and annoying and now I can't delete this file even after restarting my computer.

WindowsXP Pro sp2
P4 2.8GHZ
Asus P4P800 Deluxe mobo
2GB RAM
80GB SATA/40GB IDE hard drives
 

A:Error Deleting File or Folder....Can't delete, Yikes!

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Hi,
I have a XP Home SP2 computer and whenever you try to delete/rename/create anything using explorer explorer crashes giving the send and dont send dialog. Meaning i cant do anything. I can use the command prompt to do these tasks however, so i dont think its a hard disk issue. I have tried all of the above in safe mode under the administrator and a normal user and i still get the errors. I have also disabled all non-MS services and all unnecessary startup entries and the problem still occurs. The computer runs Zonealarm Security Suite (Firewall, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware etc...) and Adaware se personal, both which turn up no viruses or spyware apart from the occasonal cookie. So i dont think that it is a virus or spyware infection. This behavior occurs over all system files. Does anyone have any suggestions before i have to reinstall XP?

I will post a hijack this! log if required..

Thanks for your time,
Grunty.
 

A:Deleting/Renaming/Creating a file/folder causes explorer to crash

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A coworker's computer was running a Chinese version of Windows XP Pro and was having all kinds of problems. We wiped the hard drive and reinstalled an English version of Windows XP Pro that had originally been installed on it. We installed Asian language support for the new installation. We also did an SP3 update.

Before wiping it, we backed up the user's documents folders and Outlook 2003 PST files. MS-Office 2003 was reinstalled without any problems during the installation process. We then restored the PST files. We found that some folder names showed up in English while many others looked like other random graphics and symbols, but not Chinese characters. The heading for the inbox also has these gibberish characters. I suspect that the folder names correctly showed Chinese characters when running on the Chinese version of Windows. The contents of emails written in Chinese show correctly.

Searching the Internet for a few days did not find a similar problem being discussed. Do we need to install some other fonts? Change some registry settings to have Outlook use extended coding for Chinese characters? Manually edit all of the folder descriptions using readable text?
 

A:Gibberish in Outlook 2003 Folder Names

That is a different situation restoring a PST that was backed up from a Chinese version of Windows XP. The characters although not Chinese could be remnants from the previous OS language or there could possibly be some corruption in the PST.

Maybe try running ScanPST to see if it will fix your PST file. I forget the location in XP/ Office 2003 but, you may find it if you search for scanpst.exe. There are also 3rd party recovery tools out there that may help.

I'm interested to see if there are any other ideas out there.
 

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I have a specific folder that I put certain notepad and wordpad files in. I encrypted only this specific folder (and its subfolders) a few days ago and everything was well.

But today after I went and double checked a txt file in the encrypted folder, I found all the files were gibberish and unreadable , everything in the folder. Nothing else outside the folder was affected. I tried to decrypt it and still no change.

Is there anyway to read those files again?

A:Text & Word files gibberish after encryption of folder

How did you you encrypt the folder? Give more details please.

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I have a file (or so it seems) that I cannot delete. Before giving solutions, please read the entire post to see what I have already tried.

I use Windows XP Pro SP3

The file name is: NreE4weERYejND_=_steywrLWssKy17PC_=?ײ?ֲ?׳?ֲ?ײ?ֲ?׳?ֲ?ײ?ֲ?׳?ֲ?ײ?ֲ?_.wmv

When trying to delete it I get an error saying: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.
I googled the error message and got lots of results but no solutions helped me.

I tried to delete it with HiJackThis's option to delete a file on reboot but on reboot it was still there (making me believe that it won't delete in safe mode.

I tried to delete it in DOS (command prompt) but when displaying file in short names (dir /z) it won't display a short name.

Tried to rename but get the same error message, not letting me rename it.

It seems that windows does not recognize it as a file at all (Like a ghost file) . It is not assosiated with anything and has 0 properties and 0 size. Can't even open it to display in binary.

Any ideas on how to get rid of it?

Thanks.

A:gibberish file name - cannot delete

Try Unlocker

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I have a file (or so it seems) that I cannot delete. Before giving solutions, please read the entire post to see what I have already tried.

I use Windows XP Pro SP3

The file name is: NreE4weERYejND_=_steywrLWssKy17PC_=ײֲ׳ֲײֲ׳ֲײֲ׳ֲײֲ_.wmv

When trying to delete it I get an error saying: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.
I googled the error message and got lots of results but no solutions helped me.

I tried to delete it with HiJackThis's option to delete a file on reboot but on reboot it was still there (making me believe that it won't delete in safe mode.

I tried to delete it in DOS (command prompt) but when displaying file in short names (dir /z) it won't display a short name.

Tried to rename but get the same error message, not letting me rename it.

It seems that windows does not recognize it as a file at all (Like a ghost file) . It is not assosiated with anything and has 0 properties and 0 size. Can't even open it to display in binary.

Any ideas on how to get rid of it?

Thanks.
 

A:gibberish file name - cannot delete

Have you run scandisk?
Where is the file?
Do you normally have the computer to hide file extensions? (which may mean it's actually a virus or something, not a wmv. Speaking of which, you may just want to do a virus scan.
 

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I have a file (or so it seems) that I cannot delete. Before giving solutions, please read the entire post to see what I have already tried.

I use Windows XP Pro SP3

The file name is: NreE4weERYejND_=_steywrLWssKy17PC_=?ײ?ֲ?׳?ֲ?ײ?ֲ?׳?ֲ?ײ?ֲ?׳?ֲ?ײ?ֲ?_.wmv

When trying to delete it I get an error saying: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.
I googled the error message and got lots of results but no solutions helped me.

I tried to delete it with HiJackThis's option to delete a file on reboot but on reboot it was still there (making me believe that it won't delete in safe mode.

I tried to delete it in DOS (command prompt) but when displaying file in short names (dir /z) it won't display a short name.

Tried to rename but get the same error message, not letting me rename it.

It seems that windows does not recognize it as a file at all (Like a ghost file) . It is not assosiated with anything and has 0 properties and 0 size. Can't even open it to display in binary.

Any ideas on how to get rid of it?

Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] gibberish file name - cannot delete

The 'guide' linked below has many ways to try and delete that;

http://www.computing.net/answers/win...ile/88467.html

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XP Pro Word 2000 (9.0.6926 SP 3)

Just this morning, I opened several Word files (.doc) and instead of the text that I had saved, I got this:
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Who out there can tell me why this is happening? It might be important that the only out of the ordinary thing I've been doing with Word lately is trying to solve a file conversion from ,wdb to ,doc. (I have other posts on this board dealing with that.) ...but it is possible that I've unknowingly TAMPERED with some part of Word that is responsib... Read more

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What is the best method to delete an extremely large backlog of emails in Windows Vista? The reason I'm asking ... my sister has thousands of emails in her inbox so deleting them one at a time is not an option. Thanks ...

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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.http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/duplicate-file-finder/

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I am trying to help my sister with a problem deleting a large number of emails from the Inbox under Vista. She has so many, it prevents the use of the email system. Is there a way to perform mass deletes to clear her back log?



Thanks ...

A:Help with Deleting Large Number of Emails

You should be ableto click on the date colome to sort by date, click on one you want to delete, then shift click on the last one and it should select the range betweek the two clicks . . then press the delete button

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I've been using the RTM version of Windows 7 Enterprise through my companies gold partnership msdn program. So far I'm really impressed, a great improvement on VISTA.

However a problem I used to get with VISTA, which was solveable, now haunts windows 7. That is Vista used to spend a lot of time trying to preview AVI files, stoping you from renaming, moving or deleting them. The fix I had with vista:-

ECHO Un-Registering shmedia.dll...
REM Remove Media (e.g. AVI) preview, type and hit enter
regsvr32 /u %windir%\system32\shmedia.dll

However this doesn't work with Windows 7. I don't want to disable all previews, just the video files, mainly AVI. Any ideas?

Also on the new Windows 7 toolbar, I don't like how much extra space the notification icons take up (e.g. the ones near the clock), there all really spaced out. Anyway this can be changed? On vista and XP if I have a double height taskbar, you get three rows of notification icons. Now you just get two, even with the new larger windows 7 taskbar. I've hidden just about as many as I can, but still takes up 1/3 of my task bar.

A:Windows 7 Problem moving / deleting large AVI's

I don't have a solution for your problem, but I'd just like to remark Windows 7 has quite a few glitches when it comes to video and multimedia. Among the other ones I've noticed, thumbnails previews are EXTREMELY inconsistent. Some work, some don't. That is with videos playable by WMP. And even with the same codec, some work some don't. Also there's still things to be ironed out with MOV files support.

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I have multiple precipitation data (big) sets in which I have two columns in Excel, date and precip. I want to clean up the data by deteting all precip. values that are zeros along with its corresponding date, while still keeping the data in chronological order. Please help, its way too much data to go through the old fashioned way. Thanks.
 

A:Excel: deleting large amts. of data

Sort by the column that contains the zeros (making sure you have also selected the column containing the dates as well).
Then block delete the two rows of dates and zeros.
Then resort by date, again making sure both columns are selected (or the sort will not keep them together)

Assumes date order is chronological in the first place.
 

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Hi fellow tech guys!

A dear friend of mine accidentally re-formatted her laptop, and that included a very personal and precious .doc file. So I managed to recover it with SoftLogica's data recovery software, all 35 KB.

Of course, Murphy's law, it looks something like this.

Code:

FĿ{E[^[3ZיaՔh?s&XDɃ<I **;0?&LFXV]~Id_}ӱhpIGIh4Ob 7biz*ELGw]W?#M‰m=Nw8=R)t`3lX,r^6{AQ.٦*``
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Now- is there any hope for recovery? I've tried different encodings (ascii, unicode) and it all turns out gibberish like this. I've got a "hex/binary editor", so is it possible to try to line up the bits if they're off? To recover even part of the text would be a huge, sentimental achievement, (and perfect time for Christmas!)



Is there someone who would be able to recover this? I wouldn't mind paying for their service.

Cheers,

Jordan
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I have a folder in My Documents labelled "Misc." I guess I gave it that name quite some time ago, but it is empty and I can't get rid of it. When I click on it I get, "Error deleting file or folder - Cannot delete file. Cannot read from the source file or disk."

Would appreciate any help.Thanks.
 

A:"Error deleting file or folder"

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when i cleaned my files up a while ago now, i made a folder with things to delete so i could perform a shredding delete of all the files i didnt want.

some of the files in the folder wouldnt delete, and now i have a folder of 10gb with all undeletable files and i everytime i attempt to delete the files i get the notice, "error deleting file or folder"

i was just wondering whether anyone has any ideas on how i should go about deleting the files because i really cant afford wasting that much diskspace on nothing.

any advice would be greatly appreciated
 

A:"error deleting file or folder"

Emco Move On Boot
Unlocker
 

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"Cannot delete "FILENAME": Cannot find the specified path
Make sure you specify the correct path"

The problems is whenever I try to delete files from my external hard drive, this is what shows up.

That is basically the name of the error. I know of programs that can delete my files like "unlocker" but I would some insight on why this is happening and how I can fix it.

Thank you.

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Hi,

does anyone know how to overcome the moving of a large file ? i have an 8gb file located in mydocs which i wish to move to an external drive.

i recieve the message to large to move..... why is this? I would appreciate if anyone might have the answer as to how i could get this to work out.

cheers

Jase

A:Moving a large .avi file - "file too large" message

Originally Posted by jase bates


Hi,

does anyone know how to overcome the moving of a large file ? i have an 8gb file located in mydocs which i wish to move to an external drive.

i recieve the message to large to move..... why is this? I would appreciate if anyone might have the answer as to how i could get this to work out.

cheers

Jase



Check whether the external drive is formatted NTFS or FAT32. If the drive is FAT32, then the maximum allowed size for files is 4GB. You'll either need to convert the drive to NTFS, or split the AVI file into smaller chunks that fit within the FAT32 4GB boundary.

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I run a software tool that often generates 75,000 - 100,000 small files that need to be deleted after the software exits. Right now, it can take 8 - 10 minutes to permanently delete all these files from a single run, and I usually have 4 - 8 runs to deal with, so do the math...

I have tried shift-del to permanently delete but it doesn't work - Windows still copies everything to the recycle bin. (I thought shift-del was supposed to bypass the recycle bin...)

Also, while moving the files to the recycle bin, I often get an error message: "Error 0x80070050: The file exists."

Bottom line is that it takes a *really* long time just to delete these files and I need a quicker way to do it.

What's the solution?

Thanks in advance,

rgames

A:Problems deleting large number of files - painfully slow....

Hello rgames,

See if this helps Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu

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There's a couple files I have that I want to delete. I don't remember what they are, if I had to guess, I would say some remnants of an incomplete download based on their names. The files have no extension and have no size either.

Whenever I go to delete them, I get the following error:


Quote:




Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disc




I don't know what's up with it, but it always gives that error. I've tried to see what renaming does, and it's worse. I cannot rename it, same error, except it says cannot rename. Because the rename stays active, when I double click rename, I actually have to use task manager and close windows explorer. Whenever I try to click off the name, it accepts as me changing it, even if it stayed the same, and brings up the error. It leaves the rename active after the message closes.


Any ideas? There's a couple of them and they're 0KB, so it's not a big deal. However, they do annoy me as they're in my downloads folder, and I use this folder probably the most of any other folder. Thanks guys.

A:Error: Error deleting file or folder

Desktop file:

Start
Run
Enter 'cmd /k' (no quotes)
Enter 'cd\' (no quotes - will get you the C:\ prompt)
Enter 'cd\Documents and Settings\{your user name}\Desktop'
Enter 'dir /w' (no quotes)
If you can see the item, Enter 'erase [filename]' (no quotes)

System file (example in drivers folder);

Start
Run
Enter 'cmd /k' (no quotes)
Enter 'cd\' (no quotes - will get you the C:\ prompt)
Enter 'cd\Windows\system32\drivers' (no quotes)
Enter 'dir /w' (no quotes)
If you can see the item, Enter 'erase [filename} (no quotes)


If you had a folder to delete, you would use 'rmdir [folder name]'


OR,

Download and install and update Malwarebytes (useful AM anyway): use its' More Tools feature and run the FileASSASSIN.

OR,

To use HijackThis to remove a stubborn file (this can be tricky so be careful):

Clearly identify the file(s) you want to delete and write down the COMPLETE path, eg, C:\Documents and Settings\MOM\Local Settings\Temp\filename

Start HijackThis,

click on the bottom option 'none of the above, just start the program'

click on the bottom right hand option 'config'

click on the top right hand option 'Misc tools'

click on the 'delete a file on reboot..' box

CAREFULLY work your way through the selection process to the file you want to delete and click on it

Shut down and Reboot

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Hello,
Lately I have been using a program called Xfire to record some gaming clips. The uncompressed files are pretty large (60gb/40 mins of gameplay). After I delete a file, there seems to be less space on my hard drive. For instance, yesterday I recorded and then deleted a clip, and I noticed I had 1gb less space on hard drive afterwards. I emptied the recycle bin, used the disk cleanup utility and did a defrag, but the 1gb was still missing.

Can anyone help me find the root of this problem?

Much appreciated,

Hadley

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Well, where to put this strange problem? XP, Office or Network Forum. All three seem to be involved somehow.

What gives?

I have a few large Excel files on
a) a share on a Win XP SP2 desktop
b) a share on a WIn Vista desktop
c) a share on a Ubuntu 6.06 desktop

When i mean large, i mean ~75Mb

When i work on my laptop (Win Xp SP2, 1Gb Ram, 1,86 GHz), i can access all shares just fine. But when i right click such a large Excel file on the XP or Vista computer and click 'Properties', my laptop becomes unresponsive for about a minute. Then, at last, the properties are shown. In the Taskmanager, on the LAN tab, it shows that my LAN connection is swamped at 70% for a whole minute. Sniffing the network traffic learns that the entire contents of the file is being transferred through the network to my laptop!
Just to see the properties...

However, when i right click the same file on a Ubuntu share, the properties come up instantly.

When i right click other large files on the XP/Vista shares (like *.iso of *.avi files), bingo, properties pop up instantly.

When i right click the large Excel files on the Xp/Vista share from a Win 2003 server (without office installed), voila, properties show up instantly.


So why is the whole Excel file transferred by just right clicking it for properties?
I'm convinced this behaviour adds to slow file share performance in general. For example, if i want to copy such a large excel file form the XP or Vista share, it takes 10... Read more

A:Right clicking a large Excel file in a network share makes the entire file being sent

sounds to me like your computer doesn't have much ram.

how much ram does your computer have?

Christian Dude

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Hello,

Yesterday a storm was rolling by with high winds and heavy rain, and of course while my computer was on the power went out. Now when my computer got to a certain point during the start-up this appeared.

"Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File record segment 25336 is unreadable.
File record segment 25337 is unreadable.
File record segment 25338 is unreadable.
File record segment 25339 is unreadable.
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25."

Now I am not sure if the $ is followed by a "zero" or a "capitol O" If this matters please correct me.

My question is what was it deleting? Can I find out exactly what it deleted? Is there something in the Event Viewer that can show me what was deleted?
Another thing to add is that CHKDSK never completed checking and deleting, I keep skipping it during startup and the only reason I do this is because I don't know what is being deleted. The only side effect the computer is suffering from skipping CHKDSK is the desktop loading slowly.

Also after searching "File record segment xxxxx is unreadable." and "Deleti... Read more

A:Deleting index $O of file 25. Deleting what?

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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'm having trouble with a game all of a sudden and I'm not sure if it's hardware or software related, so I may try to reinstall the game (even though it has been working perfectly fine for 4 years until now ) and see if that helps.

The game... NASCAR Racing 2003 Season... takes up about 15 gigs on my hard drive. I will burn most of the files to a CD, but I'd like to copy the entire folder or subfolders somewhere else on my hard drive (ample space) to make it an easier transfer later on.

The folder is 15 Gb. Will Windows let me copy and paste something that big? How long will it take?

Or is there a certain reasonable limit for each copy and paste? Don't want to make my CPU and hard drive explode to make matters worse.
 

A:The Big One- Copying a large folder in XP... How big is too big?

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Hello. New user here looking for some help. I was cutting and pasting 4 media folders from C:/media/movies to C:/media/TV shows
I cut them. Clicked my media folder link to open it in file explorer and the TV shows folder was missing.
It was just there 5 minutes prior because I was looking to see what files I had there already and what I needed to move over. This folder was pretty large...30ish shows with multiple seasons. I believe it's too large for the recycle bin, but I checked there anyway. I also ensured the view hidden folders option was checked. I can see all other hidden folders. Not sure how that would have happened anyway. Also, a search for file names produces nothing. This is the only drive on the PC. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't notice a big increase of free space as if it was deleted. All other folders in C:/media ate still intact.

A:large folder vanished

Just FYI - I no longer use "cut".  I always use "copy", then I go back and delete if it's not needed.
I've lost too many files that way
 
If you've cut and it hasn't appeared, try pasting again to see if it was just a glitch
 
Try GetDataBack Simple from here:  http://www.runtime.org/
The free version will tell you if there's something left to recover - then they'll want money if you want to recover it.
You can also use the free PCInspector from here:

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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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what are these index.dat files in this folder?
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\High

Last i checked there is 600,000+ dat files & its over 4gb. seems a waste of space just for internet explorer. With so many files is this an error or a sign something is wrong?

thanks

A:Large index.dat folder

Welcome
I believe that folder perrtains to your browsing history. You may want to donload ccleaner and try to remove them, if you want the space.
Before taking any action, be sure that the folders that you want to delete are identical to the one shown here: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/cl...sing-ccleaner/

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I have a program I wrote in Visual Basic that copies a file from one directory into another directory at a prescribed interval. The Visual Basic programs uses the ShellFileCopy API function
ShellFileCopy Visual Basic 6 API Function
FreeVBCode code snippet: Copy Files Using the Shell API
99% of the time, the program works fine.
However occasionally, I get a Windows error that pop's up that says
"File is too large for the destination file system"
This is extremely baffling as the size of the file that is being copied is under 1MB.

Does anyone have any idea to what would be triggering this error in Windows 7?
Thanks

A:seeking fix for File is too large for destination file system erro

Why are you using ShellFileCopy()? I'm asking because I used it in some programs but it was a long time ago. For your purpose can't you just use FileCopy()?

If I remember, I used Shell copy because it provided a progress dialog. If the files are that small that won't come into play. Or is the small file just because you are testing?

Edit:

Ok, I think I may see the problem. The wrapper function uses Strings as source and destination. If you read the MSDN entry for SHFILEOPSTRUCT the source and destination strings must have a double null terminator. If not, the function will just keep reading memory getting the source or destination name until it finds a double zero.

You need to make a string compatible with LPCTSTR type that has a double zero a the end.

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hi
i am trying to copy a 300 bg folder from one hdd to another

all i get is effor message "cannot copy file"

is there a reason for this

i have actualy copyed this folder before so i no not understand

cheers
 

A:error when trying to copy large folder

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hi-i have just realised that my firefox folder is about 750mb in size.there are two files in it labelled-video.avi.ddp.they are both approx 350.oo mb in size each.is it normal to have these files?can i safely delete them?

A:[SOLVED] large firefox folder

Which Firefox folder are they in? You normally have two. One in Program Files and one in Application Data. The second one is your profile and is the one that would be more likely to get large.

Are those files in the cache?

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in my intel dir is a folder called "analyze", it is 27gb large (see screenshot) is it okay to delete this Intel dir., (i think it is related to the "Intel Driver Update Utility 2.2" program) or rather, can i safe uninstall this program? i still am using Vista.

thanx in advance
 

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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've heard that folders that contain more than 4GB's of data are prone to become corrupt or possibly crash the HD. With that in mind I have organized my music into one folder and then 4 subfolders each containing about 4GB's each. Any truth to this?
I have also heard that file size is an issue with .pst's which makes more sense.
 

A:Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

No its not true at all
 

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Is there a way that when there's only 1 video inside a folder...it shows a big thumbnail instead of small?

like this:
 

A:One video in folder = Large thumbnail?

Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Choose Customize
Select "Choose Picture"
Find a picture that looks like a Racing car (ie your example)
Apply
OK
 

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Hi there. Trying to free up some space on my measly 32GB SSD. So far i've disabled hibernate which has saved me four gigs already which is great. And now i'm looking at windirsat here and i see that the program 'doubletwist' is using up nearly 2gig in the appdata folder, even though i have the actual program installed to a different HDD. So basically i'm wondering if i could move those files out of the appdata folder, but in a way that doubletwist will still read them, as otherwise it's just going to save more files in there.

Hope all that makes sense. thanks!

A:large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Hello hendoben

The only way I know of is to move the whole user folder which includes the AppData folder. Have a look at these tutorials - User Profile - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

Danny

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These are my problems:
1) My CPU usage is constantly 100%, then when I go into task manager it is at 100% but quickly jumps down to 2% - 6%, made me think virus
2) My c:\WinNT\system32 folder is 10gb
 

A:Win 2k: 100% CPU usage and large System 32 folder

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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:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

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)

Thanks
 

A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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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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I used file scavenger 3.2 to recover hard drive files. I was somewhat sucessfull except
it give errors for files larger than 16 cheracters. Is there a way to recover long
file names with file scavenger 3.2?
I have used several internet downloads to recover my drive and many did not
work. So far file scavenger did the best. Is there some other software that I
might try. PC inspector did not work.
Thank you,
 

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Hello all , i am new to batch programming.

I wish to have a batch file to read .apk file from folder and then copy it to another folder. Then it should rename the copied apk file to test.apk

eg:
i have a file in folder e:\apps\angrybirds.apk , I want to copy this angrybirds.apk to d:\apps and rename it to test.apk

Here the file names in the e:\apps\ will be changing. So what ever may be the name , it should read the name of the file from e:\apps\ folder , copy it to d:\apps\ and rename it to "test.apk" . Test.apk is a fixed rename
 

A:Solved: Batch file to copy a file from folder and rename it in another folder

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I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents&... Read more

A:After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...
http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

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I have a small 64Gb SSD boot drive C:

I installed Windows ADK to enable EasusToDo imaging software to create a boot disk.

This has left 3 folders about 3Gb in size in my c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp folder

I have therefore very little free space left on the C drive.

The folder attributes are read only.

I as an administrator user have full access rights (confirmed in folder Properties) but when I try to delete the folders the error message asks for permission from me to delete. I give this permission, then it refuses, stating Try Again as it need permission from me.

This computer does not recognise boot CDs even though the BIOS order is set correctly. I was hoping to remove files using an Ubuntu live boot CD.

Windows Disk Cleanup utility just stalls - presumably it also cannot delete these files.

What to do?

A:Can't remove large files from Temp folder

Those are some pretty enormous temp files you have there. I've never heard of such large files in the temp folder before.
I've found using the program Unlocker really helpful in deleting stubborn files.

Download Unlocker 1.9.1 - FileHippo.com

You may need to reboot if the file is especially stubborn but it tends to work most of the time.

*Edit*

The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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hello.
i love portable .paf apps and pretty much download all i can find that i "might" use one day. every time i try to enter the folder i keep them in, explorer goes into the not responding state like it is
indexing all the files, or scanning them for some reason. i have defender off, do not use any software based firewall or any real time antivirus scanner at all. the process to enter the folder takes over a minute and every time i restart my system the same thing happens again. as long as i dont shut down then it is instantly accessible like all other folders on all my other hdds including the same hdd that the folder is on. it only seems to happen with the .paf files.

the folder is only 409 files at slightly over 5gb.

any suggestions?

thanks

A:Portable Applications Large Folder Backup

It might do that once, but it should not be doing it every single time. You don't have to keep it in the Program Files folder, you can put it anywhere. I keep my portable apps in a folder off my C drive made for them, it never does this.

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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I recently discovered a folder on my C: drive simply titled Boot. (Filepath is C/Windows/Boot) It is taking up 27 GB of my 37 GB available space. It wasn't always that large, but must have increased steadily in size in the almost 2 years I've owned the computer. This Boot folder has 4sub-folders, ranging in size from 4 GB to 10 GB, totaling the 27 GB, but when I open any of those 4 sub-folders, there are only a few files of a few KB each. This is not a hidden folder, and I located what I believe is theactual boot folder needed to boot up my computer. I am not able to delete the C/Windows/Boot folder or any of the folders or files inside of it. (It says I need administrative privileges, but I’m the administrator and the only user of the computer.) Starting a few weeks ago, this folder is causing me to continually get “Low Disk Space” pop-up bubbles. The other night, I cleaned up some spaceon my computer, ended up with 750 MB of free space, went to bed, and woke up to find I was down to 42 MB of free space. I suspect that somehow, stuff is automatically getting dumped into C/Windows/Boot. Would love to be able to fix this so I’m not always dealing with the “Low Disk Space” message. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. (Laymans terms please, if possible.) Thanks in advance.

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Hi,

Yesterday i copied a large folder 51gb into my external hardisk and I used windows 7. One file name was too long and I was prompted. I selected skip file. I remember seeing the folder in my hardisk after copy. But no longer there today. the space still occupied tried using programs like pci recovery. not found.
The folder has many work files. please help;
 

A:large folder missing on external hardisk

try to used power data recovery....download it.....
 

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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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I use OE 6 on an XP Pro platform, and I need to move a large block of business emails from one OE folder to another. There are roughly 8,000 emails in this folder, and I need to move half to a new folder so they will compact properly.

Is there a FAST WAY to "Select" or highlight 4,000 out of 8,000 emails? It would take hours to hold down the Ctrl key and individually click all 4,000. Using Edit>Select All will not accomplish what I need. In a regular Windows folder, one can hold the Ctrl key and drag the cursor beside a long list of files to select them. Is there any way to do something similar inside an OE folder? Thanks.
 

A:Moving a large block of OE 6 emails to a different folder.. How To?

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and also when deleting files recycle bin shows a black icon..

please help...

A:Folder Icons Are invisible when viewed large

Hi Qwerty77
Try this:

1) Right click the folder and choose properties.
2) Click on the Customize Tab.
3) Choose Change Icon at the bottom
Pick an icon you want top use for the folder,then click ok.

You may have inadvertently clicked on a "white" space when choosing icons. (It is possible to create invisible folders in that manner, hence the black box.
Try right clicking on your desktop first, and click refresh.
Hope this helps...

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I've got a little registry file that I run on all my new installs. One thing I been wanting to add to it is the ability to set the Folder View settings to "Large Icons" for "All Folders". The manual way to do this is...

- Open folder
- Right-Click > View > Large Icons
- Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to Folders

So basically I'm looking for the registry key that I can change to set this via reg file. I've tried digging around in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU & Bags but it looks like those are for all folders. I'm looking for the one specific key/value that windows checks to determine what the folder view should be.

Thanks in advance!

A:Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

Hello XenonKilla,

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows

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Clicking on a large folder in Explorer can cause a slowly-moving green progress bar. In some cases this can take several minutes to complete.

A common cause is thumbnail caching of image and video files, resulting from having properties | customize | "optimize this folder for:" set to pictures, vs documents or General items.

The most likely solution: in Explorer, right click on folder, select properties, customize, under "optimize this folder for:", select either General items, or documents. Set check box "Also apply this template to all subfolders", then click apply.

The slow progress bar is apparently caused by Explorer scanning the folder and all subfolders to pre-render thumbnail images for image and video files. This happens if the "optimize this folder" setting is pictures or videos. This happens when merely clicking on the top-level folder.

If "optimize this folder" is set to documents or General, the thumnails are not rendered until you actually click on the folder or sub-folder containing those.

This was discussed in another thread on this forum, but it was full of speculative remedies, and the actual cause and remedy was not posted until the last thread (and one year after the thread was started): Accessing drives in Windows Explorer takes a long time

I'm creating this thread with a more exact title and concise description, to aid in finding the solution based on a symptom search.

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A:Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

My "Slow" folder was set up for Videos. Optimizing it for General solved the problem.

Thanks,
Bob

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TRYING TO MOVE data from a DVD to my hard drive. When I try and copy the files, or any file for that matter that is a large file( over 1 GIG), I get this error when it begins copying:

DATA ERROR: CYCLIC REDUNDACY CHECK

It begins copying the file, but stops about a third into the copy process. I am using WINDOWS EXPLORER to move the files.I tried renaming file, but that did not work either, I thought maybe it had something to do with how the file was named. Any thoughts, ideas, explanations...appreciated!
 

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So I found a post on this forum with a similar problem. I'm trying to move a file that is larger than 4GB in size from my main hard drive to an external, and getting the error message in the title. The consensus on the other post was that the hard drive must have been a FAT format, and that too fix the problem either split up the file or reformat the hard drive as NTFS. Well, by all accounts, my computer is telling me that my external hard drive is ALREADY formatted as NTFS, but I'm still getting this error. I would prefer not to split up the file, but other than that, what are my options? I would appreciate any advice.
 

A:File Too Large for Destination File System

If you do not need to access the data in the large file when it is on the external drive, can you compress the file using one of the many free Zip utilities? Also, some free backup programs will compress when saving files.
 

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I did google a few times but couldn't find a way to solve. I'm using Windows 7 pro x64 (I think I upgraded from windows 7 home edition). I had same problem last week but while I was cleaning out some stuff windows was updated so I had to restart....and then there suddenly was 17 gbs free space. But ever since last update my HDD is down to attachments.

I'm on laptop with followings:

ASUS N61JQ-X1 16-Inch Laptop
1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Processor
4GB DDR3
320GB HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using TuneUp Utilities 2011 (luckily the new guys who took over and messed up TuneUp stuff decided not to mess with anything before 2012 version) with Avast. As you guys can see from my attachments, Windows folder and System Volume Information alone are taking 50+ Gbs. I'm also wondering if I need all these crabs with amd64-microsoft-naturallanguages-blahblahblah? I have 84000 files of these craps. I do keep it hibernation which is about 3gbs. I moved system restore point to external HDD so no back up whatsoever in C drive, all games except few, which are located in D drive, are located in external HDD.

Is there any way I can possibly clean up from windows and system volume information without harming my computer? btw, I didn't do a single format ever since I bought this computer because it still runs smoothly. The only thing that's bothering me right now is C drive space, and I don't want to format because I'm going to grab a new machine for programming at th... Read more

A:Window folder and System Volume information too large.

Note: I see you moved System Restore to another drive, no idea how that affects the following! Follow it regardless.

Avast Bug

Please read https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=162041.0
Also check https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=166697.0

Avast sets System Restore disk usage % to 50.

You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG (down below).
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.

You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter if above won't solve your problem.

For Windows folder:
Did you run Disk Cleanup yet?

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I have been using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 3 for a while with few problems, and run Norton 360 which I continually make sure is up to date with no warnings.

The problem that I have been having is that I have twice now found that my C: drive, which has 144 GB of hard drive space, keeps filling up when just a few months ago I checked it and it was less than half full. I downloaded a free program which shows me the folder sizes in Windows Explorer, and found that the cause of the drive filling up were these huge log files in my kids' "My Documents folders". There were many such files, but for example, there was one called CAGC0bd49d6c000a072e.log which was over 18 GB in size. I just simply delete them and empty my recycle bin, but they seem to keep reoccurring.

I am curious what they are, why they are so big, are they dangerous, and can they be prevented?

Thanks so much for any help!!

A:Large .log files in My Documents folder starting with CAGC*

If you scan with AV and AM and they show nothing, open a few and see what's in them.

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I'm using Kolor Autopano Pro, on W8 Pro. In this application there is a 'Select images' control which opens an explorer window to choose the images for a pano.

Often it crashes with an exception c0000374, as follows:

Source
Autopano Pro (Build 12/03/2013 )

Summary
Stopped working

Date
‎12/‎05/‎2013 16:04

Status
Report sent

Description
Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Kolor\Autopano Pro 3.0\AutopanoPro_x64.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AutopanoPro_x64.exe
Application Version: 3.0.5.400
Application Timestamp: 513f04c4
Fault Module Name: StackHash_58b1
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16420
Fault Module Timestamp: 505ab405
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: PCH_1B_FROM_ntdll+0x0000000000002C2A
OS Version: 6.2.9200.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 58b1
Additional Information 2: 58b107ff772738b9d40473f199a9bbac
Additional Information 3: 398f
Additional Information 4: 398ffb97eb84e25cb020526ceb62d673

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: dae2bdc92438601f1b7abf5ca3a5c973 (104288499)

In particular it crashes if I scroll the window rapidly while the thumbnails are still being populated.
If I scroll it one row at a time to the very end, such that all the thumbnails (from DNG, JPG and TIF files) are filled in then I can use the slider to scroll rapidly up and down the window, no problem at all. Cycling through the different ... Read more

A:Exception when scrolling a folder with 'large icon' view.

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Also, Please do the following (preferably immediately after the app crashes - it'll be easier for me to scan):
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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Hi,

For a while now my Windows folder has been taking up more space on my 60GB SSD than I think it should. The size breakdown goes like this:

C:/Windows - 28 GB

- winsxs - 11.65 GB
- System32 - 8.45 GB
- Assembly - 1.63 GB
- SysWOW64 - 1.30 GB
- Installer - 1.17 GB
- Microsoft.NET - 1.03 GB
- SoftwareDistribution - 0.85 GB

I do regular registry fixes and temp file cleans, and I do regular inspections on my drives to remove unnecessary files and programs. However, the large increase in my Windows folder which happened about 6 months ago is really bothering me.

Is there any way get rid of some excess files? Or is this just a case of Windows inaccurately showing the actual amount of free space due to hard links?

Help is appreciated, thanks

A:Abnormally large Windows folder, size reduction possible?

Have you run disk cleanup?

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Hi all.
I have had lots of videos on my hdd for some time now building up a collection of car videos/movies. there is roughly 50gb+ of videos on one partition, 17+gb of these vids are car videos. When I go into my car video folder my HDD light comes on and loads like crazy, and then when I try to open one it takes for ages.

Also another problem which mite be related that I have is, Files go missing, eg. a 700mb car movie. the file is still there it shows all the bytes in properties and that is all correct, but when I try to open it says the file has been "compressed" or something along those terms. I know its not the codec, as I have just about every codec and these movies have worked previously. Especially after reformatting my files go missing from each of my back up partition drives. at the moment, 3.77gb of my fighting videos will not open :(

If anyone can help me, i would appreciate it. its really annoying not to be able to use the stuff on your HDD.

Thanks,
Mr. SaKaTuMi

A:Loads very slowly after opening a large folder of videos

hmmm....defrag your hdd and see if that helps. a good defraggin tool is diskeeper and perfect disk. so far i have experiences with diskeeper and it works great and the program is hella fast.

also since you are running winxp, try booting up with your winxp cd. of course and im sure you know this, you will need to change the boot order in the bios to cdrom as first boot device.

then when you boot up with the winxp cd, choose repair in the main console and it will take you to a command prompt screen. type out " chkdsk /r" without the "". also you will need a space between chkdsk and /r.

after it has finish, bootup to windows and see if this fixes your problem. also scan your computer for viruses, spyware, and malware. good luck

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