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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by TimCutler, Dec 31, 2001.

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  1. TimCutler

    TimCutler Thread Starter

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    Hello & Happy New Year!

    I am running Windows Me & have found I have 11,828 cpy files of various sizes taking up over 1.03Gb in my c:\_restore\temp folder.

    I do not use System Restore & do not want these files & I would like to delete them but access is denied.

    Can anyone help me please?

    Thanks in advance & best wishes to you all.
     
  2. smithmdan

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    Sounds like you might have a virus. Any chance?
     
  3. TimCutler

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    Hi!

    Thanks for the swift reply.

    I run Norton 2000 & have the latest definitions. I have checked for a virus & had no show of one, but I will run a full system scan again.

    Any more ideas, please - I just want to delete the cpy files!

    Best wishes.
     
  4. smithmdan

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    Can't be much more help.

    I"m working on a HP that had the W32/[email protected] virus.

    Caused a lot of very strange problems.

    I had to run Recovery Disk. (It had no up to date virus program)

    Good Luck!
     
  5. beach51

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    Happy New year!

    Cpy files are “Copy Books Data File” types what ever that is. I presume they are associated with an accounting program or downloaded books. Anything like that on your computer?
     
  7. TimCutler

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    Hello & thanks again for your help.

    I have run a complete virus scan that revealed no viruses.

    I have read the article at the url that beach51 suggested & that was great. I will carry out the suggestions there & hope that will solve the problem. I have 521 inf files in c:\windows\inf taking up 8.62Mb.

    I really appreciated what you have all done to help me with this matter - it's great to know there are some good guys about!

    Best wishes.
     
  8. TimCutler

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    Hello again!

    I could not directly delete the cpy files in the c:\_restore\temp - when I tried, I got the message saying that access was denied.

    I created an image of the c drive then deleted the cpy files from within the image file then reinstalled this amended image file.

    All seems to be OK now & I want to thank you all fro your help.

    Best wishes.
     
  9. beach51

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    Your Welcome:D Glad everything is ok now.
     
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