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Windows 7: I get a file name warning for some folder called "C:\Program" ?


11 Sep 2012   #61

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Methinks it is a 96 byte file called Program, but who am I. Just thought I'd jump in, now I'm jumping out. Good luck

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Nope. That is a file with the name of "96 Program"

karl
Slarty,
You are correct.

I was wrong.

My eyes were playing tricks on me.

Thanks,
karl

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11 Sep 2012   #62

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Karl, I'm attaching a screenshot of Powershell so you can see what happened...

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11 Sep 2012   #63

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

typo.

do not put a space between "-" and force
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11 Sep 2012   #64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I restarted my computer and got that Program nag again, so the little sheet is still there. I will say this, since we started this thread and I've followed your instructions my computer does start quicker now. It's been fun (in an uber geek kind of way) finding and running these nifty Windows utilities I've never heard of! I saw in your profile a post about Powershell and that there's a new version out. Should I get that?
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11 Sep 2012   #65

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

no need to yet.

Did you rerun that command sequence and this time without the space between the dash and the word force?
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11 Sep 2012   #66

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Might be because you have fewer things in startup.

There is nothing wrong with Avast free , btw. It is the a/v I use and recommend.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by desktop View Post
I restarted my computer and got that Program nag again, so the little sheet is still there. I will say this, since we started this thread and I've followed your instructions my computer does start quicker now. It's been fun (in an uber geek kind of way) finding and running these nifty Windows utilities I've never heard of! I saw in your profile a post about Powershell and that there's a new version out. Should I get that?
Can you see that program file in explorer?
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11 Sep 2012   #67

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Karl, i reran Powershell without that space and here's the screengrab of what happened:


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11 Sep 2012   #68

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Restarted and it's gone! Woohooo! So what caused that file to be there in the first place I wonder? Any ideas?

Karl, I can't thank you enough for all the help. How do I Rep you?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Sep 2012   #69

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

that indicates that presently the file Program does not exist!

Reboot your system and see if the file stays gone.

I recommend using powershell and
dir $env:systemdrive\ -force
to verify that the file is gone or come again.

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Side note: if you want to speed up your shutdown time, you can turn off the hibernate by:
1. go to an elevated command prompt
2. run
POWERCFG -H OFF

Next time you reboot, there will be no 6GB file that needs to be written off before shutdown.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Sep 2012   #70

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Up in the top right of any of my posts are three icons. Click on the middle one.

Glad to help.
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 I get a file name warning for some folder called "C:\Program" ?




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