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Windows 7: Unknown file type


12 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit.
 
 
Unknown file type

I recently wiped my hard drive and clean installed Windows 7 from a disk. I tried to retrieve backed up files from a WD MyBook external hard drive and it dropped this folder onto my desktop. I still have not learned how to retrieve all backed up files from the xternal drive but I am so curious about this file I see on my desktop.

It looks like this:
Name:  file 01.PNG
Views: 116
Size:  8.7 KB

And this:
Name:  file 02.PNG
Views: 7
Size:  4.0 KB

And this:
Name:  file 03.PNG
Views: 6
Size:  14.8 KB

You can see in properties this is a huge file:
Name:  file 04.PNG
Views: 6
Size:  60.6 KB

And it makes a new copy every day!!
Name:  file 05.PNG
Views: 4
Size:  80.2 KB

What the what??
Can someone tell me what this file is? Do I need it for something? How do I delete it?



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12 Dec 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

That looks like a scheduled task that is failing to copy stuff to your external drive, failing and dumping it on your desktop instead.
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12 Dec 2012   #3

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Gus and welcome to Seven Forums.

The only thing I could find about GNET that makes any sense is that it's a a simple network library used under the Gnome Project.

https://live.gnome.org/GNetLibrary

GNOME

You said you backed up your files to a WD MyBook external hard drive. Did this drive come with backup software already installed or did you use some other backup utility like Macrium, Acronis, or even the native Windows 7 backup?
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12 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Hello Gus and welcome to Seven Forums.

The only thing I could find about GNET that makes any sense is that it's a a simple network library used under the Gnome Project.

https://live.gnome.org/GNetLibrary

GNOME

You said you backed up your files to a WD MyBook external hard drive. Did this drive come with backup software already installed or did you use some other backup utility like Macrium, Acronis, or even the native Windows 7 backup?
No gnet995 is my computer name. This is what the external drive software shows as my computer. I was trying to retrieve all files from the external drive to the computer and it loaded this file to the desktop. I have no idea what I'm doing with the external drive and it really seems very complex. All I wanted to do is restore the files it had backed up but it just aint happening.
It dropped this file to the desktop and didn't restore any files to the original locations on my computer. I don't have any idea what to do with this file. It keeps making new copies of itself every day.
Oh, yes the external drive comes with software called WD Smartware that is supposed to handle all the backup chores but I'm not able to understand it at all.
Perhaps the native Windows 7 backup software would be easier for me to understand?
I'm buying a new Windows 8 gaming desktop from CyberPower PC in a few months and I'm trying to learn everything I can with this old Dell I have now before it goes to the recycler's.

Here's my current system:
System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell Studio XPS 8000 (Most components upgraded)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 870 2.93Ghz
Motherboard: Stock Dell 0X231R
Memory: 8Gb Generic 4X 2Gb DDR3
Graphics Card: Saphire ATI Radeon HD6870 1Gb DDR5
Sound Card: Intel HD audio controller, ATI Barts HD audio controller.
Monitor(s) Displays: Dell S2409W, screen resolution 1920x 1080P
Mouse: Logitech MX518
PSU: 750W OCZ Modular
Case: Stock Dell Studio XPS 8000
Cooling: Intel Copper Base Heat Sink Fan on CPU
Hard Drives: Samsung SATA 1000Gb stock drive, Hitachi Ultrastar 15000 RPM 300Gb
Internet Speed Comast cable broadband, 20- 30Mps

Anyway, I need to learn how to retrieve backuped files from an external drive. I will be using this external drive to transfer my settings and files and apps to my new computer.
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