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Windows 7: diskfile1 and diskfile2---what exactly are they used for?

23 Feb 2011   #1
xwray

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
diskfile1 and diskfile2---what exactly are they used for?

I have 4 drives in my PC. On each drive there is a hidden file named diskfile1 and on a couple of the drives there is an additional hidden file named diskfile2. There is no file extension. The files were created by Win7. Can anyone tell me exactly what these files are used for. I don't have a problem with the files but I hate not knowing what they do.

Any feedback is much appreciated.


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23 Feb 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

How do you know the file was created by the operating system?

You don't happen to live in Kentucky, do you?
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23 Feb 2011   #3
xwray

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
How do you know the file was created by the operating system?

You don't happen to live in Kentucky, do you?

The files showed up on a new install before any other applications were installed so it had to be Win7 that installed them.

I live in Houston.
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23 Feb 2011   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Looks like about dump memory, space disk not sufficient. Has it happen you got Blue screen? Might be a dump file.
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23 Feb 2011   #5
xwray

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Looks like about dump memory, space disk not sufficient. Has it happen you got Blue screen? Might be a dump file.

No Problems whatsoever.

In fact, now that I think about it I remember seeing these files on the first Win7 install I did but didn't think anything about it at the time. I wonder if someone else might check to see if they have the same files...you would have to uncheck Hide Windows System files and also check view Hidden files in the control panel Folder Options Applet
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23 Feb 2011   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xwray View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Looks like about dump memory, space disk not sufficient. Has it happen you got Blue screen? Might be a dump file.

No Problems whatsoever.

In fact, now that I think about it I remember seeing these files on the first Win7 install I did but didn't think anything about it at the time. I wonder if someone else might check to see if they have the same files...you would have to uncheck Hide Windows System files and also check view Hidden files in the control panel Folder Options Applet
I do not have those.


You might want to run an SFC /Scannow and drive disk check, just in case.
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23 Feb 2011   #7
xwray

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the information
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23 Feb 2011   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I've installed Windows countless times. I have never seen any such files.
On any of my drives.
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23 Feb 2011   #9
xwray

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I've installed Windows countless times. I have never seen any such files.
On any of my drives.

Weird...I will have to look closer into this.

thanks all
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24 Feb 2011   #10
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Go into your Windows folder, view "Details", and arrange by date created. You should see when the majority created dates are, which would give you the approximate time the OS was installed. Now go back to the files in question, view "Details", and see when they were created. If they were created at OS install, they should have the same times of creation.
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