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Mystery file ?

by duckman / January 1, 2005 2:01 AM PST

I want to defrag my slave and the report of fragged files listes a 11.2 gb file "/recycler/nprotect/00000040.avi". I have searched for it and cannot locate it. I have emptied the Norton protected files and it is still listed. How can I find and remove this file ?

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Mystery File
by Zzyzx / January 1, 2005 4:22 AM PST
In reply to: Mystery file ?

Do a DiskCleanup on the disk where the file resides. Make sure you check the 'empty recycle bin' box. That should get rid of the file once and for all.

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The P2P user syndrome.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2005 4:38 AM PST
In reply to: Mystery file ?

Such can be LOCKED and hidden if the user has impaled the machine with P2P software.

Tell more.


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NOT P2P related !!
by duckman / January 1, 2005 8:41 AM PST
In reply to: The P2P user syndrome.

I have not before, nor presently or in the future use any P2P software. (file sharing is STEALING) But eneogh of that. I have done the Disk cleanup several times and it is not there. The size of the file is similar to my digital 8 uploads but I would have never given it that name.

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Use the command line.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2005 8:52 AM PST
In reply to: NOT P2P related !!

I revert to the command line when I need to track such down.


DIR \*.avi /s/a/p

will list all .AVI files in subdirectories, hidden or not and pause when the screen fills.


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Thanks !
by duckman / January 1, 2005 11:52 AM PST
In reply to: Use the command line.

Thanks Bob, I found it and was able to remove it. It seems like a hundred years since I had to do anything with DOS !!

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