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ffastunT.ffl


grainish

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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.

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.dave

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

As far as I know they are pretty harmless

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jazzypop

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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 -

FFASTUN.FFA

FFASTUN.FFL

FFASTUN.FFO

FFASTUN0.FFX

FFASTUNT.FFL

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?

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jazzypop

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Info on disabling / removing Fast Find - click here

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grainish

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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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