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Windows 7: 20GB of files with no extension?

20 Feb 2014   #11

Windows 7 Pro-x64

There's quite a few files and folders that Windows won't allow you to access. (Or programs) The image below shows some on my Data Disk. This is why it would be most unwise to remove files/folders ad hock without knowing what they are. The System Volume Information folder is blocked in yellow and as you can see is large. It's full of files with no type. The files blocked in red are system files that also have no type. There's another special folder that is "invisible" to users called !Lost and Found! but it doesn't show on this page of the display.

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20 Feb 2014   #12

Win 7 Professional 64bit

@Carwiz - as a matter of interest what did you use to display those secret files

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