Administrator files

  rusty 20:45 20 Sep 04
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My c:\drive has suddenly filled up with 5.5 GD of unknown files.
I have narrowed in down to the “Administrator”files, on checking the Cookies/ Desktop/Favorites/ Documents/ folders, there is only 200MB visible.

Is there anyway to open any hidden files that my be in this folder, or any suggestions or ideas as to how I can view these files.

Using WinXP Pro.


Rusty

  stalion 20:55 20 Sep 04

if you know what file you are looking for go to file search and click advanced options and tick show hidden files

  rusty 18:35 21 Sep 04

STALION

Thanks for your suggestion, but as I did not know any file names I tried a search using *.* over the last 8days with no result.

I then tried searching using different combinations, still no luck so I shut down for the night . This morning I decided to defrag, on completion I looked at the log and noticed a lot of TEMP files, so I returned to the XP search and this time made a search using *.tmp, witch came up with about 80+ temp files.

I deleted as many of these as XP would allow. The result is that I have recovered more then the 5.5GIG I was looking for.

It seems that XP doesn’t list Temp in any searches it makes.


Rusty

  rusty 18:37 21 Sep 04

STALION

Thanks for your suggestion, but as I did not know any file names I tried a search using *.* over the last 8days with no result.

I then tried searching using different combinations, still no luck so I shut down for the night . This morning I decided to defrag, on completion I looked at the log and noticed a lot of TEMP files, so I returned to the XP search and this time made a search using *.tmp, witch came up with about 80+ temp files.

I deleted as many of these as XP would allow. The result is that I have recovered more then the 5.5GIG I was looking for.

It seems that XP doesn’t list Temp in any searches it makes.


Rusty

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