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Registry Keys as Files on C Root

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by nrshapiro, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. nrshapiro

    nrshapiro Thread Starter

    Feb 6, 2013
    I just noticed my system has a bunch of registry keys as file names on Drive C.



    Running Windows 7 Pro, Build 7601

    Seem to be mostly created late at night when I'm not using the computer, and thus seem suspicious. Anyone know what these are, or what program is creating them? They are binary, look like binary registry format. Something backing up registry settings while I'm asleep?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. rainforest123


    Dec 28, 2004
    Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

    Please download & run this forum's sys info tool.

    When did the computer last work well? Sometimes the exact date is important.

    What changed; a hardware or software install or removal; a W7 update [ check W's update history ]; an update to a program such as Adobe Reader or Java or example; an update to your anti malware [ virus , spyware, etc ] program?

    Please provide a screen shot of C:

    Would you describe yourself as a beginning, intermedate or advanced computer user?

    Use W7's snipping tool, or follow the instructions, below



    On your keyboard, look for a key labeled "print screen" OR "PrtSc" OR "PRN SCN" or some variation.
    When you want to capture that which is displayed, press the print screen button.
    Open Paint [ start > programs / all programs > accessories > paint [ rarely MS Paint]
    Maximize Paint
    left click "edit"
    Left click "paste"
    file > save as.
    Save the file to any location of your choice.
    File name: your choice, for example: "filename"
    save as type: left click down pointing arrow. Left click jpg / jpeg
    Left click "save" / "ok".

    The file name has now been saved as filename.jpg [ or filename.jpeg ].

    Return to the thread.
    Left click "go advanced".

    Left click "manage attachments"
    left click "browse"
    browse to the location, on your computer, where you saved "filename.jpg"
    Left click filename.jpg
    left click "open"
    left click Upload"
    close window of upload screen after the file has been uploaded.

    enter text into the reply area.
    left click "submit"

    If there is information on the screen that you don't want to display, you can use the eraser [ looks like a bar of soap, left column, 2nd from the top. You can remove large areas by clicking on the dotted outline column button, top, right column, then drag your mouse while holding down left mouse button ] to surround that which you don't want displayed. Then, press "delete" on your keyboard. Then save.

  3. rainforest123


    Dec 28, 2004
    Please find, attached, a screen shot of the properties of an audio CD.

    How does it compare to your disk?


    Attached Files:

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