grainish 18 Aug 03

The above file appeared on my ?D? drive at 22.36 this evening.

It has now moved its self to my ?C? drive all by its self??

My ?D? drive is a separate HDD that I use for backup, so the only files on drive ?D? should only be ones that I put there.

I have Norton Internet Security (which is turned on) with live update.
Can any body tell me what this is and why it should move by its self to another drive.

I tried to delete it but error message came up saying this file cannot be deleted.

Under properties it says it is an archive file with zero KB.

Running windows 98se.

  .dave 18 Aug 03

These are files created by MS Office. They are a Fast Find Indexer utility.

As far as I know they are pretty harmless

  jazzypop 18 Aug 03

Microsoft Ofice has a facilty called Fast Find, wich (supposedly) indexes your Office files so that they can be found more quickly.

Fast Find creates the following indexes -






Uninstall Fast Find, and the problem disappears - most people find their system slightly faster and more stable with Fast Find disabled.

Which version of Office are you using?

  jazzypop 18 Aug 03

Info on disabling / removing Fast Find - click here

  grainish 18 Aug 03

Thanks for the replys

I am using Office 2000

I tried to delete Findfast but got an error message saying it was in use by windows.

Now I know its not harmfull I am not so worried.

The fact it moved from one drive to another got me a bit concerned.

I am off to bed now will have another go at deleteing fastfind tomorrow


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