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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Deke40, Dec 28, 2010.

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  1. Deke40

    Deke40 Thread Starter

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    I was running CCleaner and notice two rather large files in my Temp folder. What are these relating to?
     

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  2. Phantom010

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    The .CAT file extension is related to the Advanced Disk Catalog Database.

    It contains a catalog of data from various media types including hard drives, network drives, floppy disks, optical discs (DVDs, CDs, etc.), ZIP and JAZ disks, etc.; used for keeping track of information stored within a collection of media.

    http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/cat
     
  3. Deke40

    Deke40 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the input.

    I still wonder what caused them to be there.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    They should be safe to delete since they are Temp files.
     
  5. Deke40

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    I deleted them right off, just curious.
     
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