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windows xp: found files

by 1159inv / May 26, 2007 10:59 PM PDT

using windows xp. when i use a scanning tool like avg or adaware and look at the files on my system it shows files called "found.010". The file ext. ".010"is different for each "found" file. in total there are almost 300 of them, but i can't find them at any other time. i have no idea what they are, what they do, how much space they take up or what causes more to be created. are they a result of using the defrag tool in windows? are they safe to trash and how can it be accomplished? i appreciate any help.

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Yes, I would delete .010 files.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2007 2:26 AM PDT

Not a common file, so toss them out.

Bob

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deleting .010 files
by 1159inv / May 28, 2007 4:03 AM PDT

thank you so much for replying.do you have any idea where i might find them in the "my computer" program. i've tried selecting show hidden and sys files and can't find them and even the search option doesn't find any of them.

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XP's Search is not that good.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2007 4:26 AM PDT
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found file help
by 1159inv / May 28, 2007 11:48 PM PDT

again thank you so much. the program you suggested found every single item in 2 seconds and took care of them. they were files created by the defrag program. thanks again.

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