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

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

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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heres the issue,

Im using a laptop, dual core, amd, 4 gigs memory, 64 bit, win xp pro upgraded from win 7 home premium which was upgraded from vista. ( im on a laptop, so doing a clean install vs a upgrade would do more harm then good to do the proprietary software and drivers and all of that such) ( plus i got the upgrade from my Manufacturer. )

the problem doesnt happen EVERYTIME ( and im going to load up my pc with more pics to try and replicate it) but the issue is this, sometimes when im downloading zips or pictures using utorrent, if i preview them, i eather get this ( ) or the BSOD ( APC_INDEX_MISMATCH ) . it also happens when u torrent isnt even on, so that eliminates that, and its with multiple things so its not a bad file or a virus or anything. It also sometimes happens when im browsing through my pictures ,or my document type files.

I dont think its hardware because im a gamer, and i watch a lot of movies streaming and such, and i think if it was a hardware issue it would be more predominant and not JUST when im doing those things( pictures, zips ect). I havent a clue what it is, and i believe i have the most up to date video / sound / wifi drivers. I have tryed resetting the memory, doing a memory test and a hard drive test, all came back clean, and re setting the memory didnt do anything. ive called hp and they cant help me much, i keep hearing your going to have to do a restore and if that dont wor... Read more

A:weird freeze up - BSOD, with large zip files and browsing pictures and my documents

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I've just started using my new desktop pc which I bought specifically to download stuff from the internet and to my horror it wants to save everything in my temp internet files folder. Does anyone know how to change this please? I've tried messing about with the security settings but that didn't solve it. I've seen a few threads on here but have yet to find an answer.

Now wishing I'd stuck with my old pc on XP!!!


A:Trying to save to my documents folder rather than the temp internet files folder

what internet browser do you have?
you should be able to change the configuration from the internet browser, and to make it save to the desktop.


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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 -

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


The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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Good afternoon,
     I use exchange online a lot (OWA) and a few days ago Internet Explorer started defaulting to OneDrive Documents Folder instead of my local Documents folder. It was running fine before that. Not sure what changed. I have since changed
settings in OneDrive to save locally instead of on OneDrive and even disabled OneDrive completely. However, every time I try to add an attachment from Internet Explorer, it defaults to my OneDrive folder and not my local folder. Anyone know of a fix? Yes,
I know I could just use a different folder and copy from my Documents folder to the new folder, but there's obviously an issue that I would like to fix. Thank you all for your help.

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Okay I will do my best to try and explain this clearly.

I had one laptop hard drive crash/fail on I purchased a new laptop and transferred all my files over via a window's backup and crash plan backup to make sure I got everything. Now the new laptop is having the same issue as the old laptop--obviously there is a corrupt file somewhere. The hard drive on the new laptop has not failed--yet--but 308GB of my 750 HDD has been sucked up by these temp files. I have attached a word doc with 2 screen shots--first showing the main window with all of these tmp files and the second with one file opened.

There 99 of these tmp files, with roughly 200,000 items in each taking up a lot of HDD space. I tried to delete one of these folders and the process took forever and it got hung up.

First, what are these folders and has anyone heard of this kind of issue.

Secondly, is there a way I can delete these files by by-passing the recycle bin since these things are so large. I thought I read somewhere I could use cmd to do this, but am not sure how.

I've used CCleaner and Malwarebytes and neither touched these files. As a matter of fact the Windows\Temp file never seems to get cleared out unless I manually delete what's in there. I was able to delete other files in that folder, just not these. I am getting very concerned for the life expectancy of my new HDD.

Also, one final note. I ran a chckdsk scan. It got hung up at 74% on Stage 1 and refused to budge from there... Read more

A:Need Help Extremely Large Files in Windows-Temp Folder Cannot Delete

You MIGHT have a root kit virus.

Some root kit removes...

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Sophos Anti-Rootkit - Free Rootkit Detection and Removal Tool

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I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.


A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this

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So, I'm not sure exactly what happened but as of right now I can not located the Documents folder...It used to be there but now its not. If I try to open a document, say from word or something like that, it'll tell me the file is not there bla bla bla. If I try to click on the link off of the "start" menu it asks me what software I want to use to open it...*blink* I poked around and located a File that is called "Documents" with 0 there someway that I turned a Folder into a File? Any ideas of what I can try to restore the documents/file?

I did try doing a system restore from a few days ago but it keeps encountering errors...I'm not having much luck on the computer front this week.

Any advice anyone can provide would be much appreciated...I'm stumped.


A:Documents Folder and all the files are MIA

Hello Heathyre, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if using Method Three (step 2) can restore the C:\Users\(user name)\Documents folder for you afterwards.

Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

Hope this helps,

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This morning I went into my documents folder and found that all my files have gone.

I don't know if this is due to a virus, but I think this may be a good place to check.

All my files were available yesterday. I opened several yesterday. Last night I did install a new program - MobiOne from Genuitec. I paid for this and got the download from their website. Please note over the last couple weeks, I have had an issue with installing the program and their support recommended that I allow Norton to ignore the security threat that Norton came up with when downloading the program - the threat stated the the program was new, so has a 'red' alert. I bypassed this and downloaded.

In addition, I placed the file in C:// instead of C://TRUSHAR!!/Documents/ (as it wouldn't work otherwise.

I hope this is all incidental to the files going missing.

I have just performed a Norton Full scan and there is no threat detected.

Just now, I allowed Window to show me hidden files via, explorer, organize, folder and search options. This did nothing, the files remain hidden.

I tried system restore twice -one 3 days ago and the, one one month ago. Again, this had no effect so I undid the system restore so the laptop is back to it's original state this morning.

I have completed the advice in the First Step post.

I hope someone can help me recover my documents file - thank you.

Also, it may be interesting to know that 2 days ago, I noticed that some of my extensions in my Ch... Read more

A:All files in My Documents folder have gone...

Bump - can someone help with this, please?

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This is similar to a post I made several days ago that only got one response, but this time I've really narrowed it down.

My computer has a problem specifically with the combination of the NTFS file format and JPG Files. I used to have my drives formatted as FAT32. I never had a problem going into Windows Explorer and expanding a folder full of JPG files. Even a really large folder, like 15Gb, would open instantly.

However, I recently converted all my drives to NTFS. Now any folder with over about 2Gb of JPG Files in it takes for bloody ever to expand! The bigger the folder, the longer it takes. For example, a 5Gb folder will take about 30 seconds. A 20Gb folder will take upwards of 2 minutes. It drives me crazy!

It's as if something in my computer related to the NTFS format is trying to catalog or make thumbnails out of all the JPG's in a folder before it expands that folder. However, I can't really support the "thumbnail" theory because all of my folders are set to be viewed in the "details" mode. I don't use thumbnails, icons, or mini-icons.

Any and all suggestions are welcome because I've been struggling with this for several days now and tried every trick I know.


A:Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

Here are two items that might shed some light on how to fix the problem:

1. Once a large jpeg folder has been expanded (oh so slowly) in Windows Explorer for the first time, it will open instantly any time I come back to it as long as I don't turn off the computer. But once I restart the computer, I have to wait a long time all over again for any of the large folders to expand.

2. I just discovered by accident that if I use the "search" function before expanding any of the folders in Windows Explorer, all of the folders will expand instantly no matter what they contain or how big they are.

This seems to be telling me that once the operating system has "touched" each folder and file one time, it remembers them better then next time (until I reboot). I wonder if all of the folder/file information is getting dumped into RAM the first time it's expanded or searched? It seems like maybe this is an NTFS related cache issue. I have 2Gb of RAM, so I've experimented with turning off the page file (virtual memory), but it doesn't seem to make any difference whether it's off or on. There must be some other file caching system in NTFS that I'm not familiar with.

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I cannot open Incredimail2.eml files that I have saved into My Documents folder. If I create a shortcut then I can open it on the desktop but not in my Documents. I have been on to the Incredimail Forum and I have followed all their instructions but to no avail. Below is the error message I get when I try to open any .eml message saved into my documents. Incredimail is my default E-Mail application but I have a Windows live account and can open .eml files with Windows Live Mail.

Incredimail 2.0
Could not open file C:\Users\Dawn\Documents\ shopping etc\prescription renewal.eml
This file is not an Incredimail file or has bad format
If I try to open the saved message in the Documents folder it will not open and I get the above error message. Sometimes if I send it to the desktop and create a shortcut and then put it back in the documents folder it will open. If I try to e-mail it to myself it arrives in my In Box as an attachment but will not open. I have to save it to the desktop and then move it back into the Documents folder ! I have checked with McAfee total security and Malwarebytes and there are no infected files on my computer. I should be very grateful if anyone can help.

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i have pictures stored in the documents folder. Recently, i had a virus. Now all the icons, whether for pictures or actual documents, for the files stored in documents folder haved a "faded" appearance. If i add new files, the icons are crystal clear. Any suggestions on how i can get all the icons to appear crystal clear. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

when i attempted to install a screensaver using those pictures, i got a message that my documents folder was empty. It wasn't empty, just all the icon appeared faded.

A:Lost files in documents folder

Hello and welcome. please check this tutorial out and see if it solves your issues : Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I recently found this 3 dll files in "my documents" NTILiveUpdateV9.dll, NTIMMV9Acer.dll and NTIMMV9REGET.dll. mircosoft security essentials does not identify them as threats nor does Malwarebytes.What are they and how do I get rid of them?thanks

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think the problem was i tried deleting a file but then i got a message this file is being used by another program even though it was not
anyway later when i restarted my computer i looked in my documents and all my files have gone apart from 4 empty folders and 1 folder with 1 file!
please help me get my files back
ps tried the windows search but found nothing

A:help files on xp in my documents folder have gone missing

Try going to Start > My Computer > C:\ > Documents and Settings
go into the folder that has your username on it. It should contain a copy of your My Documents, although if your files aren't there either, you may end up having to roll back to a restore point.

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I'm having a problem with a computer that I'm using. It has Windows XP Professional.
I asked this question on the Microsoft Answers community and I didn't really get an answer, so... here goes nothing.
I had some important documents in my Documents folder on there and this one time I started up the computer only to find out that they were missing. I went to Folder Options and unchecked "Hide protected Operating System files" and I chose to show all hidden files and drives. They're still not there!
I'm sure that they have to be there on the hard drive somewhere, because there was no change in disk space when I noticed that the files had gone missing.
I really want to know if I can get to the files or how.
Please help!

A:Files are not visible in documents folder

You can try Recuva. It's a free file recovery program that may just help you here. .
DL the free version.

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I opened my documents folder lastnight and every file that was not saved into a folder is gone . Hundreds of Word, Excel, and other files just gone. I've searched everywhere and found nothing. I tried System Restore but it was turned off when I ran a virus scan and I forgot to turn it back on. Is there any other way to restore these files? What would cause these files to just vanish? I ran two different spyware and ad ware programs and also a virus scan and came up with nothing. Any help or advice would be great. Thank you.

A:Missing Files In My Documents Folder

You could give Recuva a shot. Scan your hard drive and it might find files that were deleted.

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I recently found this 3 dll files in "my documents" NTILiveUpdateV9.dll, NTIMMV9Acer.dll and NTIMMV9REGET.dll. mircosoft security essentials does not identify them as threats nor does Malwarebytes.What are they and how do I get rid of them?thanks

A:dll files found in documents folder

Some sites say they're safe and one says they are high risk (dangerous).Look in task manager and see if there is a NTILiveUpdateV9.dll task running. Try the other two.If found, end the tasks. Delete the files.If I found this, I would download AdwCleaner to the desktop. Right click on it and select Run as administrator.Click the left button and click scan. When it's check all the tabs.I always let it clean everything and it reboots, but if you see something that you think might not be good to delete, Google it.  

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I have 7 files that I have never seen before or heard of in my My Documents folder. I Googled every single file name, every one said "did not match any documents" on Google and "no more results" at the top of DuckDuckGo. There is no information whatsoever on these files anywhere on the internet. The list of files are:

A:Several unfamiliar files in the 'My Documents' Folder

The only thing I could find is the aa extension is possibly an audiobook file.

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When I download onto BBC iPlayer the downloaded programme is stored in My Videos/BBC iPlayer downloads file which is fine. My problem is, the same download goes into Documents\ My Videos but I have synched Documents with free Dropbox for backup purposes and as space is limited in Dropbox I will fill Dropbox with stuff I don't want backed up. So, would someone please explain how I can move and keep My Videos folder away from My Documents. In truth I am finding it all very confusing as I find there are Videos\My Videos folders as there are Documents and My Documents folders and as they are all mine I don't see why I need such needless duplication. I suppose Microsoft will say it makes it all easier for the dumb. Well I thought I was in that category but it doesn't make it easier for me. Perhaps I'm super dumb.

A:Stopping My Video files from going into My Documents folder.

Hello Gordon,

Double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below make sure that your Documents and Videos folders are set to their default locations.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps for now,

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Windows Vista Ultimate... no SP

Here's what just happened. My Documents folder had several subfolders in it as well as a bunch of files. My hard drive (Western Digital 150GB Raptor) was getting a little full so I was looking for stuff to delete.

I found a folder called 'Converted Videos' which had some extra video files I had converted to PSP format. I examined them, didn't need them, highlighted the folder and pressed the Delete Key. Clicked OK.

Next I saw a bin/cue file pair of about 330mb. Was just named 'image' so I figured it was probably something I had no need for anymore. I highlighted both files with Ctrl-click and pressed the 'delete' key again.

Windows gave an error something like the files could not be found. But there was a UAC prompt behind them saying I needed to confirm the action. I cancelled out and tried again, same error. This time when I cancelled the entire contents of the Document folder just vanished in front of me although I could still see the folder structure on the left pane.

I tried clicking on the left pane and nothing appeared, just errors that the folder could not be found. When I closed Computer and opened it again, the Documents folder was completely empty.

Nothing is in my Recycle bin. Also my Documents folder icon (the normal blue/green one) is GONE and its just looks like a normal folder. Tried 'Previous Versions', that's empty too.

Vista seems to have screwed me over big time. ... Read more

A:Just lost all files/folders in my Documents folder

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Tonight I noticed a folder in My Documents is missing files. I needed to access a file that began with the letter T and for some reason the folder only went up to the letter M. A few minutes later I added some more files to this folder and where the folder held files to Ms it decreased to Mo. Opps. At this rate I will only have files starting with the letter A! This folder currently has 4340 files with a size on disk of 408 MB. Does anyone have an idea what is happening or how I can find out?

C-drive says it has 176 GB of 221 GB free.

HP Recovery(D) has 2.02 GB of 11.7 GB free.

Currently My Documents contains 1917 folders 13960 files on 6.34 GB Size On Disk

HP Pavillion dv6700 Notebook PC
Intel® Core ™2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83 GHZ
Memory RAM 3.0 GB
32 bit
Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 2

Note: I back up my files on flash drives. I do not use a system based back-up. So, while I can load files back into my folders it concerns me that they will simply vanish at some point.

Additional Information. Yesterday I ran Spybot and Malwarebytes and all the Norton features. There were no infected files reported! Nontheless, it is still running slower than normal. Last night I uninstalled Internet Explorer 9 and reinstalled Internet Explorer 8. I did this because my computer recently began suffering numerous "not responding" messages when using outlook, web search and my documents. It is taking an extened period of time to load folder... Read more

A:Files In My Documents Folder Are Being Removed Automatically

I would try running the chkdsk /r command.

I would also use a program like WinDirStat - to take a look at my files/folders after the chkdsk /r completes.


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When I try to delete jpg images from 'my documents folder', the system makes a copy of the image I am deleting/have deleted. I have tried moving all the images to their own file, but the same thing keeps happening - the system just makes a copy of the image. I probably have about 100 jpg images that I want to delete. I am highlighting 10 to 20 images at once prior to deleting/moving the images.
I am using windows XP. Can you help me with this issue please.

A:Solved: can't delet jpg files from my documents folder

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Hi All

ive spend a LONG time seaching the net trying to find a solution to this odd problem which im surprised can and did actually happen.

Basically i had the My Documents folder as a sharing file on my old network. After joining a new network when i moved i tried to remove the folder from My Sharing folder but seem to have deleted the actual My Documents folder and all the files contained within it.

As such all my photos and files are now removed/deleted or misplaced the within windows XP. My hard drive is still showing as having the same amount of free space as it did prior to me deleting my documents so im thinking that perhaps the files that were previously within my documents folder have been lost or moved somewhere? ive checked obvious places like Recycle Bin but cant locate them anywhere even via the Search function for all files.

FYI There is one account on the laptop which is password protected that i use to log in, its an admin account so should have full access to everything.

When i go in trying to locate the folder from My computer as per the below this is the message i get. Its the same from every shortcut to My Documents too.

'C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is not accessible
Access Denied'

ive run Chkdsk and tried a number of other things but would really appreciate any suggestions as im now on the verge of accepting that ive lost all my photos (2 most recent sets werent backed up - im stupid i know!) and need to do a fresh insta... Read more

A:Deleted My Documents folder in error & need to recover it or the files

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I set this Windows 7 computer up wrong more than a year ago and have just lived with it, but I am wanting to use an online backup service, and want my files to be in a standard place just in case.

When I moved my files from my previous computer, the first thing I did was create a separate partition on my new computer, drive "R." I meant to then put everything in the "Documents" folder and locate it on the "R" partition (I had it set up this way on the previous computer, using Vista).

Somehow I got befuddled and they all went in the "Contacts" folder (correctly located on "R" but incorrectly identified). I think when I moved them from the default location on the "C" drive to the new partition on "R," I must have gotten trigger happy and hit the wrong folder button or something, I don't quite remember.

Fixing it is not as simple as using the "Location" tab in the "Properties" dialog for "Contacts." I want to leave all my folders on the "R" drive, I just want them to be in "Documents" not "Contacts."

I'm afraid if I simply rename "Contacts" to "Documents" or move them manually that will break all links to programs (big and small, such as Word, Dropbox, iTunes, etc.)

Screen shots below.

(And yes, the "Contacts" folder inside my "Contacts" directory does contain MS Exchange contact files.)
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A:Mistakenly set "Contacts" folder as Documents folder for all files

Hello Druekberg,

It'll be a bit of work, but you should be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default locations of any affected user folders. Be sure to back up the contents of the folders to another location first to be safe.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,

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Q1. When I look at the folders in C:\Users\User-Name , I can see a [My Documents] folder. I double click on [My Documents] and the location now is C:\Users\User-Name\Documents , why is the folder name different from the exact folder location? (I notice all other folders that have the word "My" has the same situation)

Q2. If I want to move the My Documents to another drive D:, I should create a new folder in D: as [Documents] (without the word "My") or should I create a new folder [My Documents]?

Q3. I intend to follow this article User Folders - Change Default Location to move My Documents folder, in the article it says
"OPTION TWO 3. Create a New Folder by right clicking or press and hold on a empty space in the main window there, and click/tap on New and Folder. Name the new folder without spaces (ex: "Music" for My Music) for the user folder that you want to move there. (See screenshots below) NOTE: The name that you type in for the new folder will be what you see as the user folder name in the Start Menu (shell:UsersFilesFolder) location when finished with all of these steps. It would be best to use the same name as the user folder to avoid confusion."
"OPTION TWO 8. Navigate to the same location as in step 2 and 3 above, then select the renamed new folder (ex: Music), and click/tap on the Select Folder button. (See screenshot below)"

Is the second screenshot at OPTION TWO 3. and screenshot at OPTION TWO 8. wrong... Read more

A:Why User folder shows My Documents but folder location is Documents?

Hello pcwin,

The user folders that have "My" in the name are not actually named with the "My".

These are symbolic links, so when you name the folder "Documents", it will automatically rename and display as "My Documents", but in reality is still "Documents".

It can be a bit confusing.

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1.though i deleted all the files in my temporary internet files folder the space occupied is still quite large. i cant see any files left to be deleted. i use xp sp2 and three browsers mozilla, ie and opera. when i use disk cleanup wizard i can see the files when i use the option of viewing the files. why is it so can anybody put some light into it.

2. i want to move my documents and settings folder from my c: drive to another drive which has quite some space( c: is almost full). plz help me in doing it

thanks in advance in anticipation

A:temp internet files not visible and moving documents and setting folder

You can navigate to your C:\Documents and Settings\*yourusernamehere*\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files folder, and if you have the address bar enabled in your folder view, type \Content.IE5 at the end so it looks like this
C:\Documents and Settings\*yourusernamehere*\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
then hit enter
If you dont have the address bar at the top of your Explorer Windows, you can right click the top of the window and select "Address Bar" or you can go to "View"-->"Address Bar"
You may also have to go to "Tools"-->"folder Options"-->View Tab and select "Display the full path in the address bar"

In this Content.IE5 folder you can delete the folders with 8 digit gibberish names, these are the hidden cache files.
DO NOT DELETE THE INDEX.DAT file in there, I doubt it would let you but don't anyway.

The worst that would happen by deleting these folders would be that you may have log back into various websites or redownload the page resources(images, css, etc etc)
As for moving the Documents and Settings folder to another drive or partition, that's getting into a Sticky Situation, you CAN however redirect your "My Documents" folder to another location.
Right click the "My Documents" fodler on your desktop or your Start Menu and choose "Properties"
browse to a new location.
It will ask if you want to copy/move your existing files to... Read more

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I have a problem that is more irritating than serious. Every time Windows XP starts a window opens displaying the contents of the folder Program Files. It doesn't take more than a second or two to close the window but I find it frustrating that I am unable to prevent it from happening. I suspect that the answer lies somewhere in the Register but I have no idea where. I'd be grateful for any help.

A:Program Files folder opens on starting Windows XP

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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've experienced this problem twice in the past week. Here is my current problem:

New Windows 8 computer
Moved Office 2010 install from old computer to new computer
Copied all documents to new computer by installing the old drive in the new computer (NTFS to NTFS)

When trying to open any DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, or PPTX files that are stored in the Documents folder I get permission errors. Word will open an RTF file just fine. If I try to use any Office programs to save a file to the Documents folder, I also get permission errors. I can move the file to the Desktop and work with it just fine. I can then move it back to the Documents folder.

Here are the errors when trying to open files:
Word - Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges
Excel - 'C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Book1.xlsx' could not be found
Powerpoint - The path or file name for C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Presentation1.pptx is invalid.

When I try to use one of these programs to save to the Documents folder, I get the following error:
You don't have permission to save in this location.

I tried copying the files two different ways to eliminate any lingering NTFS permissions. I used a linux box to copy from the old drive to EXT4, then to a linux formatted FAT drive. I plugged this FAT drive into the Windows machine and moved the files over but got the same errors. Next, I copied the files from the old drive to a FAT32 drive using another Windows box. Then I tool the FA... Read more

A:Solved: Office 2010 Can't Open Or Save Documents in My Documents Folder

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Ok, I need some help..

I know that the documents library is a "library" and when I save anything there it really saves the file to the default location(my documents).

I teach a basic PC course usage course to seniors and some of the PCs are now listing the "My Documents" and the "Public" folders above their respective files when they click on "documents". In the past all the files have been there but never a separation by folder in the listing. There are 8 computers in the LAb and 4 show the "my Documents" and Public location in the listing....

How can I get this back to where they only see the whole list of files without the folder separation in the listing...

Thanks for any help, this is confusing them...


A:Viewing the documents library displays my documents folder

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like the default Arrange by, Sort by, or Group by folder view of the "Documents" library has been changed. You might see if doing what's in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial below to click on Clear changes in the "Arrange by" (on toolbar) drop down menu may help.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Hope this helps,

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Scanned document sizes are large - around 7-8 Mb / page.  When I insert more then 1 document as e-mail attachment, I can not send the e-mail, as attachment size is large. I can send scanned documents one by one, by selecting the document, then selecting send by e-mail attachment option. But this way, I can not send more then one document as attachment to the same e-mail. How can I insert to the same e-mail, scanned file attachments in small sizes. When I use winrar, document sizes are still large.  

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Sorry to sound like a newbie, but I promise, I am not. I have a 6P laserjet that is freezing up when i send it large pdf files (fourty or so pages with graphics and text). I have tweeked my spooling settings as much as i can and am wondering if a memory upgrade for the printer will help it proccess the large print jobs, rather than freeze up.

The printer has 2MB standard and i know where to get an upgrade.

An other suggestions (other than print smaller documents) would be appreciated.


A:HP 6P laserjet, freezes up with large documents

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Using Windows 98, XP, Vista, and 7 and two HP Laserjet 5 printers on a network connection with duplexers.

This problem goes back to about fifteen years and has followed this printer and its twin through scores of computers. I've owned two of these printers since they were new and had them connected to twenty or more computers and both give the same problem. When printing a PDF, there are long pauses between pages where the printer displays "PROCESSING JOB". This printer is rated twelve pages a minute and when printing a Word or other document, holds true to the twelve pages per minute; but, when printing any PDF, there are long pauses between pages.

I printed a 137-page manual last night and what should have taken fifteen minutes or less, actually took over four hours.

Can someone explain to me why this problem exists?

I'm printing another copy of that same document right now and from 10:39 AM to 10:46 AM put out twelve pages and from 10:46 AM to 11:04 AM, the printer hasn't put out even one page; but, it will continue -- eventually. And maybe some thime this afternoon, it will finish.

A:Lo-o-o-o-ng pauses printing large PDF documents

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I have a very strange problem but thought perhaps someone could help. I am running Microsoft XP Professional 64-bit Edition which likely makes my problem even more obscure. Recently when I restarted my computer Windows would get to the desktop, but the taskbar, start menu, and systray would fail to load. What I mean is that the desktop and icons would show (but could not be opened) but the task bar would simply display as a solid blue bar. When you placed the mouse over this solid blue bar the mouse would transform into that hour glass thing. Note: By blue bar I don't mean the standard task bar but rather a two-diminsional bar which was probably the taskbar failing to render.

What I Did and Strange Result:
1. In an effort to save my "My Documents" folder I booted into safe mode (onto the administrator account) and copied the folder to an external harddrive. I then deleted the "My Documents" folder from my normal account.

2. In a last ditch effort I did a normal restart and surprisingly Windows loaded after rebuilding the My Documents folder. I then started copying my files back into the "My Docuements" folder. I then restarted Windows and poof, I was back to Windows not loading properly. I then deleted all the files in the My Documents folder and Windows loaded properly again.

3. I then tried copying a couple files back to My Documents and Windows failed to reload. I thought I might have a virus in a file that was in "My Documents&qu... Read more

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A friend of mine is writing a book. He is nearly finished it and is at the "tweaking" stage.

Is it possible for him to "lock" each chapter at the top of a page? In other words, if he wants to add a section somewhere in chapter one it will add a page at the end of chapter one (if necessary), ensuring that chapter two remains at the top of the page that it's on?

I've got a 1100 MS Word book here but can't see anything about that in it. Can it be done?


A:MS Word - Locking Sections In Large Documents

You put a page break just before the chapter titles?
Page breaks are inserted by CRTL+ENTER, and made visible by clicking on the "Show/Hide non-printing characters" button ()

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I have about 1000 tmp files in my My Documents folder, they're labeled pos2A0, pos2A1, etc all the way to posFFF. My system has been acting weird for at least a month, but all of these files are new (at least to my knowledge) today.

Everytime I resart my computer it takes a couple hours before you can actually use it, you can move the mouse around but it wont click on anything and random black sploches will pop up over the start menu and the menu at the bottom of the screen

Today is the first day that I have seen the pos files. I right clicked them and it showed that they were created at the time that I restarted the computer

can someone tell me what to do?

A:1000s of "pos" files in My Documents folder

Closing duplicate thread.

I will leave your other post open since it has a hijackthis log in it.

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I am working at a large charity organisation wiht many computer illterate people. What has happned is that many shared files are saved all over the place and are therefore easy to find.

I recorded a simple macro with toolbar button to put the path and filename in the footer. Easy. However, I have to do this for 60 staff members profiles. A little tedious but not a great problem.

What is a problem is suing th emacro in the existing files. I oculd open them apply the macro save and close but that would take forever. What I would like to do is find a way to apply the macro on existing doucments in one foul swoop without opening them all. Is this possible and if so could somebody please help to show me what code to use and where to put it to resolve this:

Sub Footer()
' Footer Macro
' Macro recorded 7/23/2009 by keithaisthorpe
If ActiveWindow.View.SplitSpecial <> wdPaneNone Then
End If
If ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Type = wdNormalView Or ActiveWindow. _
ActivePane.View.Type = wdOutlineView Then
ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Type = wdPrintView
End If
ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.SeekView = wdSeekCurrentPageHeader
If Selection.HeaderFooter.IsHeader = True Then
ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.SeekView = wdSeekCurrentPageFooter
ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.SeekView = wdSeekCurrentPageHeader
End If
Selection.ParagraphFormat.Alignment = wdAlignParagraphRight
Selection.ParagraphFormat.Alignment = wdAlignParagraphRight... Read more

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I started up my computer this morning and noticed almost immediately that my display was too large and doesn't fit my screen properly. I have a 19" monitor and I am running at 1280x1024. Any idea why my display is so huge? Screenshot included

A:Display too large after starting up computer, need help

Reset your monitor to defaults by using the buttons on the monitor, see if that helps.

And make sure you have the monitor set to it`s native resolution.

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When I start up my computer it has very large icons. I have shut down and restarted before and it would go back to normal size, but today I have tried this and nothing has changed. I need help.

A:large icons when starting computer

You are receiving assistance in the following thread, please do not double post

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l am trying to stop large icons coming up on my comp it takes 3 or 4 times on restarting my comp to get my icons to go
to normal size can any one tell me what causes this and how do l stop it from doing it

A:getting large icons when starting computor

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Unfortunately I lost many,many files from My Documents, probably about 100. Fortunately I had just installed Carbonite a few days before.

So now, when I click on My Documents, I get this long list of files I deleted. How can I copy all the correct files back from Carbonite to my regular Documents?

A:Solved: Need to copy Carbonite files back to my regular Documents Documents

You have flagged this being solved, were you able to restore your files?

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i have not before posted on a computer forum & i feel i should apologize upfront for my technological illiteracy (i know relative basics, but not much beyond) . . . However, i will try to detail as best i can and would be grateful for any advice in layman's terms!

my problem is in using Microsoft Office Word 2003 (with Windows XP) to edit two documents for nearly every function i attempt to perform it freezes for 5-10 seconds.
the main functions i am attempting to perform involve copying individual text boxes (with highlighted text) from Document 1 (1 page full of text boxes), pasting in the margins of Document 2 (34 pages of text), and then also highlighting text in Document 2 using keyboard shortcuts (created as macros).
The copying, pasting, keyboard shortcuts, and even switching b/w documents almost always causes a freeze/stutter (sometimes pointer turns hourglass) of 5 10 seconds.
i need to do this with many documents = more than 500 pages of text, so speed is of the essence and these freezes are quickly adding up.

im using a Compaq Presario V5000 -- in attempts to help ive restored original settings with recovery disks with no improvement and just upgraded to 2GB of RAM and still no improvement (despite my CPU usage now mostly showing 0%) -- although in doing the latter, i also noticed some dust internally, but wasn't sure how to go about removing/cleaning it.
i'm not that knowledgeable & not sure what else i can do, so i though... Read more

A:Solved: Word 2003 - Continual freezes in editing Large Documents

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I have a problem in installing the Adobe Acrobat professional 7. During installing this software , the software cannot access to the folder Documents and Settings/all Users/Documents. I know that I am the administrator of the computer but when I want to acess to the folder it denied. I think during uninstalling the old version of Adobe 5, this problem was happened (maybe I deleted some share files).

the Adobe Acrobat Professional 7 cannot copy any file in this folder (Documents). I would appreciate it if you could help me to fix this problem so I can install this software.


A:Access Deniel For Documents Folder In All Users Folder

Please help me to fix my computer.


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HELP! I've accidentally moved my Documents Folder into my user profile folder by mistake and now i have a mess. basically I now have a folder that goes something like this: c:\users\documents\ and it contains a duplicate of everything that was already in the desktop\username\documents folder except now I can't rename or delete my user profile I don't have a restore point to go back to what can I do? any help would be very much appreciated please!! Thanks!!

A:Moved Documents Folder to User Profile Folder

You could try to open another user account. I think that would be a possible way to solve your problem.

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I cannot unmerge them!

I would like to avoid system restore or adding a new profile if possible.

right clicking and changing the location doesn't work because they are both changed by that approach

The icons appear unique but they are both titled "Downloads" at the moment

I had initially thought to save space on my ssd by having the folders point to an external drive. i then added a 2nd internal drive and decided to return the 2 folders to their original location.
(Both folders where titled E:/ as i had foolishly redirected them both to the same location)
when i right clicked on the downloads folder and changed its default location back to normal, then both folders changed. all my downloads and documents are intact, they are just duplicated. both folders have documents and downloads.

i have tried various regedit solutions from this site to no avail.


A:Accidental merge of Downloads folder and Documents folder

Hello likwidboy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help fix your Downloads and Documents folder.

User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps for now,

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When I type a letter it automatically goes to My Documents folder, then I have to manually move it to another folder I have created that is on my desktop (business letters). Can I format WORD to automatically send anything typed on WORD to this new folder I have made?

A:WORD - changing the destination folder from My Documents to another folder

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A folder appeared in my documents folder named "EZStickyNotes" created on 4-8-09 and was just wondering what the heck is going on with that folder just appearing out of the blue!It is empty and seems harmless,but i just want to be extra sure!Any help will be appreciated regarding what this mysterious folder is and it's purpose.Seems pretty suspicious to me to say the least!Thank you.
In the meantime while i wait for any replies,I'll go run scans with my antivirus and antispyware programs and see if they detect anything.

A:EZStickyNotes folder appears out of nowhere in Documents folder!

Originally Posted by DSmith148

A folder appeared in my documents folder named "EZStickyNotes" created on 4-8-09 and was just wondering what the heck is going on with that folder just appearing out of the blue!It is empty and seems harmless,but i just want to be extra sure!Any help will be appreciated regarding what this mysterious folder is and it's purpose.Seems pretty suspicious to me to say the least!Thank you.

In the meantime while i wait for any replies,I'll go run scans with my antivirus and antispyware programs and see if they detect anything.

You downloaded it through shareware. it was probably bundled.

Windows Vista already has sidebar sticky notes.

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As said it title...the folder view gives options for music folders. I've tried going into Options/Folder Options and restoring default, but this doesn't work. I'm sure this happened before and I had to go into config something but can't remember. I'd appreciate any help.

A:My (my Documents) Folder Thinks It's A Music Folder

Hi mischievous and welcome to BleepingcomputerI have did some research on your promblem and I have found some information on your issue.You can read this site, deals with a very similar promblem like yours.

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Is there a way to password protect a folder without having to password protect all the dcouments in the folder?

A:password protect a folder rather than documents in the folder

This is not a "business applications" question, but a Windows question. I'm moving it to the appropriate forum. Good luck!

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recently an unknown folder named "Documents" appeared in my Downloads folder

i deleted it and then it came back, no matter how many times i deleted it, it will keep reappearing for no reasons

that folder is empty, can someone tell me how to get rid of it? PERMANENTLY !

sorry im new here

A:Documents folder keep reappearing in Downloads folder

Have you checked for malware (i.e. ran your AV program)?

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Moving some docs from old pc to new win10 via stick. I wanted those files in the local doc folder not MSOne Drive.

I just assumed that "documents" under THIS PC was my local documents. But it points to one drive. When I tired to reset it to default. See attach pictures.

While I tried to reset it, multiple "copies" of "documents" showed for a little while. See Pic

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I have an unusual one for you Ladies and Gentlmen. When as app is opened, word, excel or even sage. My Documents also opens. I know this is trivial but not only is it annoying but what is going on in the background.... is something sinister going on?

Any help will be much appreciated.

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I am running Vista Home Basic. I first noticed this afternoon that my "Documents" folder was empty. I searched all locations and all I found was a shortcut to one of the missing files. It gave me the following error:

The item that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to remove the shortcut?

I did a system restore to the recommended restore point. On reboot some folders and files had appeared in "Documents" but many were still missing. I tried another system restore to an earlier date but upon reboot had a message stating the restore was not successfull and no files or settings had been changed.

I had a look for my "Documents and Settings" folder but couldn't find it.

I chose options to show hidden files and prtected system files. I turned of the sharing wizard option also.

I searched again for "Documents and Settings" and it appeared in the search window, on clicking I got the error:

Documents and Settings refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check that the disk is properly inserted and that you are connected to the internet or your network and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

I went my computer> C: to locate the folder but all I could find was a shortcut to the folder, although it wasn't showing up as a... Read more

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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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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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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?


A:Large index.dat folder

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:

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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:
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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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 am really perplexed as to what is going on with a Documents folder. It's not MY DOCUMENTS, but rather, the Libraries-Documents folder (versus the my documents under my user profile/name).

The folder is FULL of garbage. This includes things that appear to be "temp files" (but with valid file types such as jpg, mp3)...also in there doc files, png, tdb, diz, ebc, and others I don't even recognize. Some of these things include package files from the Sims series games (there were a TON of them in there) and others included pictures that I did NOT save locally (as if it were a temp file from the web). There are even many duplicates of some of these pictures. Some I *DID* save as part of a genealogy project, but I didn't save them there....I saved them in a completely different folder with a completely different name.

Needless to say, I've got a LOT of work ahead of me cleaning this sucker out (thousands of files to the tune of 16.5gigs...seriously).

How are these files getting here and how can I prevent it from happening again?

Thanks in advance!

A:Is the Documents folder being used as a Temp Folder???

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Hi,I have a desktop & Laptop both running windows 7.Now the desktop when I open my documents from the start method I have a folder in there ''Pictures''If I open this up its my pictures all's fine.
Now on the laptop I open my documents in the same way but there is no ''picture'' folder there.
So which is correct,If the laptop is the correct way how do I move this ''picture folder'' from my documents on the desktop.
Question Which is correct desktop or laptop setup?

Many thanks.

Update.When I click start > my computer > right click documents > properties > it shows up as 'My Pictures not My Documents'

A:Picture folder in my documents folder.

Just rename it to my pictures make that your picture folder and rename the picture folder to documents. If they are out of place you can drag and drop as you please onto the favorites bar

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Im running windows 10 and Ive been having lots of issues with one drive so I decided to unlink it to my pc and turn it off completely.
The documents folder in 'this pc' no longer works now as the folder path goes to one drive. is there a way of fixing this?
Also the documents folder is missing from from 'the folder with my user name' (the one with all the lovely icons). When I try to create a new folder and call it documents, an error shows that I cant have two folders with the same name. I therefore thought that the folder may have been hidden so I set show hidden files and it showed me a my documents folder that was faded out and I cant do anything with that. no idea what that means.
The only place in which the documents folder still exists is in my user account?s folder in the c drive and library.
Can anyone help with this issue?

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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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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


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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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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 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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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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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 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


A:error when trying to copy large folder

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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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Is there a way that when there's only 1 video inside a 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)

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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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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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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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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:

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.

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 check... Read more

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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 it.....

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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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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 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?


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 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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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.


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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...

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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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Okay, here's the rundown as best as I can remember it...

Several years ago (around 10, if I'm approximating), I purchased a slew of components and built my first computer from scratch. Since that time I have run through four power supplies. It seems as though some other component is causing these power supply failures. This is not the purpose of this post, however (but some back story).

Now, I am not the most technically savvy person in the world, and after the second failure, I took the computer to a "professional". While I don't know what he did in its entirety, I did notice a change that confused me. However, as I had decided to be an end user from this point forward and not a techie person, I didn't question it. The change... I could access the user account "Documents" folder from the "My Computer" window but not from within the "Documents and Settings" folder under the root directory.

In other words, if I were to double-click the "My Computer" icon, I would be given the usual options of hard disk drives and CD drives as well as the "Shared Documents" folder and the "_Username_ Documents" folder for the user logged in. (That would by Ahr Neely's Documents for the Ahr Neely user, and as there was only every one user created on the computer it was the only documents folder that should have existed.)

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A:Solved: Missing User Folder from "Documents and Settings" Folder

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Prior to a few weeks back where I made added a function to the folder file type, it didn't matter if I doubled clicked on a file folder on either the left hand pane or the right hand pane of Windows Explorer, Folder View. Either way opened the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

Since I made the change below however, if I click on a folder in the left hand "Folders" pane, it works as before and opens the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

However, if I click on any folders in the right hand (files pane) a new windows explorer window opens a displays the "my documents".

This is driving me nuts. The same thing happens if you click on a shortcut to a folder. Instead of the folder opening, it opens a new window and displays "my documents".

This problems started when I added a new function to the folder file folder file type properties to print out the contents of a folder by calling a batch file that piped the content to a file.

In the file association for file folders in the advanced section I now have three functions
- the afore mentioned 'create file list'
- explore (the default), and
- find

For the folder file type I just have:
- explore and
- open

Any suggestions on how to put things back to the way Windows Explorer always worked before make clicking folders in the right hand pane open them up properly in the same window as per clicking them on the left hand pane?

A:Windows Explorer and Folder shortcuts open to "my documents" and not the folder

Welcome to TSG....

You can try doing a system restore to a day or so before you made the change to view. It will not affect any data that you have but you might have to re-install any programs that you have had since that date.

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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.

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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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:

Autopano Pro (Build 12/03/2013 )

Stopped working

‎12/‎05/‎2013 16:04

Report sent

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:
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.
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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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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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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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
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
Also check

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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Somehow my "Shared Documents" Folder got renamed to "Documents" when setting up my wireless network. Now when I am unable to install some software because that file name is missing.
I am not able to rename the "Documents" folder because I get the error that it is a system folder and cannot be renamed. Please help.

A:Unable To Rename "Documents" Folder To Original Name "Shared Documents"

You can change the share name over the network. My machine does the same thing.

When you click 'Share this Folder over the network' you are given the option to name the share. It will warn you that if it is over 12 chars, then older machines on the network may not be able to see it etc etc. Ok this and then check that the shared documents folder appears as such on the machine you wish to access with.

Bear in mind you folder will be showing in your 'Network Folders' as 'Documents on {computername} ({computername}). Can you not just point to this folder on the second machine instead?


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When I double click any folder, it opens "Documents" folder in a new window. If I right click and choose "Open" it works fine.

HP Pavillion Desktop with Win 8.1pro X64bit.

A:When I double click a folder, it opens "Documents" folder

Hello Gray, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, download and merge the .reg file for the folder and directory options in the tutorial below to see if it may help if it's an issue with the default registry entries for them.

Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,

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