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Windows 7: Need advise on a very BIG (15gbs) file in my Windows directory

12 Oct 2015   #1
jm386

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Need advise on a very BIG (15gbs) file in my Windows directory

I just noticed this file and am completely mystified by it. It has no file extension and other than it's huge size file properties (screen shot below) gives me no information on it at all.

Has anyone encountered something like this, and would it be safe to just delete it?

Thanks in advance, John




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12 Oct 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Create a full backup with Acronis and move the file. Then if everything is alright after a restart and a few days, delete it altogether Dates on it are few months old anyway.
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12 Oct 2015   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Perhaps it is a temp file that did not get deleted. See this post. Unfortunately, that post does not give any details on where these temp files are placed. Putting them in the Windows folder would seem odd.
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12 Oct 2015   #4
jm386

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks GokAy, good procedural suggestions I'm starting a full disk image now.

And thanks UsernameIssues, that's an interesting post you referenced. I'll read it more in depth later after I get the disk image done and proceed with what GokAy suggested. I agree placement in the Windows directory is very mysterious, as is it's sheer size.

After I image, and more the file I'll post results here. Thanks again!
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