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Windows 7: Chinese Files eating up Hard Drive Space

06 Jun 2014   #1
mikeherbosa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 i think.
 
 
Chinese Files eating up Hard Drive Space

Hi Guys im new, so please if i have placed this into the wrong forum please let me know.

anyways my desktop at home is being plagued by these chinese files that are huge and i cant seem to get rid of them. does anyone know what they are or how to get rid of them?







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08 Jun 2014   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums mikeherbosa. What is the complete paths to these files? C:\Windows\ correct?

Right click on one of the files and look at the Properties, see if any clues.

You might also try Space Sniffer, which lets you double click on files and get down to date created and such. I'm thinking these are created by a backup program? I know I have seen this before, but can't for the life of me find it. I see UNNeroBackitup.exe listed there as well. What does that feature do?

A Guy
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08 Jun 2014   #3
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It would be helpful to know what Antivirus you are running as Avira had a similar issue last year after a major update. Properties of the said files might be able to point to a solution.
Have you tried to open one in a text editor to see what they contain?
lastly do you have any flash drives attached to your PC? There have been some odd issues with the Cheap Chinese Flash Drives containing malware.
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08 Jun 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a thought.
Could their of been a program installed that came with a language package.
I have no idea how to run it down in a system.
I.E. pdf reader, ebook program,Iobit anything ect.
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09 Jun 2014   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I am inclined along the same lines of Layback Bear as in what language did you install 7 under?
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09 Jun 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I have just had an idea maybe no good but run HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < get the right bit version and run it > close the right hand window > click on +Memory > open it out click and highlight the row and in the left hand window what info comes up?? see pic


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09 Jun 2014   #7
derekimo

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This whole screenshot is a bit misleading due to the selected view options at the top, as well as appearing to be in a sub directory.
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09 Jun 2014   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post


This whole screenshot is a bit misleading due to the selected view options at the top, as well as appearing to be in a sub directory.
Hmm Derek I jys noticed too that the other refs are 0.0 GB!! so what the heck is in them??

P Noticed also this is that Treesize program if that ahs any meaning to anyone??
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09 Jun 2014   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Reading a bit more this is one of those programs I think are not that good - it come with SpamAssasin as well which smacks of something not quite the full dollar.

but that is just my opinion.
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09 Jun 2014   #10
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post


This whole screenshot is a bit misleading due to the selected view options at the top, as well as appearing to be in a sub directory.
Hmm Derek I jys noticed too that the other refs are 0.0 GB!! so what the heck is in them??
The selected view above is set to GB, those 0.0 GB are because the files are under 100 MB, actually they might register if they were at 51 MB in size, showing as 0.1 GB.

Explorer is only a little over 2 MB so it's well below that, it would show if there were more digits displayed, 0.003 GB.

Yeah, I noticed that it's tree size free too.
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