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Windows 7: Large strange files 35MB's ??

16 Jan 2011   #1

Large strange files 35MB's ??

Every couple of weeks I get a strange large file with a title that doesn't make any sense. What is this file and is it necessary to keep them?

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16 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You haven't given us anything to go on here. We need an example (including the extension).
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16 Jan 2011   #3


This is the name ?? of the file. it is 35mb and that is all the info I have on it. Each of the four that I have received in the last month or so are different but have the same make-up of different character. there isn't any extension.

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16 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

It's Windows Update droppings....yes, you can delete them. You may need to use something like "unlocker" to actually get them to go away. I do it all the time.
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16 Jan 2011   #5


Thanks for the info. I did delete them. I found the file was MTR.exe. I ran the file and it took 1hr 20 mins to run. It found one file that it apparently deleted for me.
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