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Solved: Any MSN users out there...Folder question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by amthmi, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. amthmi

    amthmi Thread Starter

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    I was going to clone a friends hard drive today but my 20gb drive
    was too small....I said to myself ..that can't be..I know she can't
    have that much data on her hard drive ( she has a 40 gb drive ).
    So I checked and sure enough 27 of the 40 were used...I'm thinking "what the heck".

    I found where 22gb were being used.
    Under Program Files then MSN folder there are a few other folders.
    One is named MSNCOREFILES.PROMO ( with a series of #'s and letters after Promo ).
    That folder is using 22gb's of hard drive space.

    I searched the net by putting that folder name as my search term.
    Found 1 hit with someone wondering why he had the same issue.
    Looks like the folder can be deleted according to the post.

    I don't use MSN so I don't know what that folder is all about.
    Do MSN users have to delete this folder from time to time to get back their HD space ?
    Is it needed for MSN to work ?
    Can the size of the folder be controlled ?

    Any info would be appreciated concerning this folder
     
  2. feel4real

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    Hi
    i use msn alot and have just done a search of my pc for that folder and it didnt find anything. dont know if this helps or not
    joe
     
  3. amthmi

    amthmi Thread Starter

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    It has hidden attributes.
    If you don't have your system setup to show ALL files and folders you won't see it.

    Can you look again this time include hidden also
    When searching click on More Advanced Options and check
    Search hidden files and folders
     
  4. amthmi

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    Another thing you might look at..
    Click on My Computer and see how much of your hard drive is used.
    Is it an unusual amount ?
     
  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Under my MSN folder I have
    3 primary folders
    MSNCorefiles
    sub folder - 1033
    Markets
    with 9 numeric folders under Markets
    Setup

    Total size of MSN folder - approx 13 MBs

    Why not just do an uninstall (cleanup any leftovers) and reinstall?
     
  6. amthmi

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    Thanks to those who chimed in to this query.
    I'm taking a 40gb drive over there tomorrow to clone her drive.
    I'll experiment with this folder after the clone.
    No matter what this folder is doing there...22gb is way out of line.

    It must be something that doesn't happen to most people or we would see
    more post concerning this issue. Unless some people just haven't noticed
    that their HD is shrinking rapidly.
     
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