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Windows 7: Gigantic (71GB) file in C:\Windows named after a GUID / UUID

01 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Gigantic (71GB) file in C:\Windows named after a GUID / UUID

So, my 240GB SSD which had plenty of space yesterday is now full.

I searched for gigantic files, and found "C:\Windows\{C660445F-E6F2-11E4-B1E0-005056C00008}" at a whopping 71GB.

It is dated as being created 4 days ago, on 4/26, and modified last night, on 4/30. I've searched for anything installed on 4/26, and I see about 20 minutes after the file was created, I installed drivers for a USB device. (An X-Rite color device.) So, I probably hadn't even downloaded the installer yet when this file was created. I was probably printing around when it was created.

No signs of viruses, everything comes up clean.

There is another GUID / UUID named file in there, dated 4/18, but that one is only 1.7MB.

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01 May 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Please fill in your system specs completely including your power supply and what security programs you use.
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01 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Yep do as above, System specs.

While you are at it also clarify whether that file/folder is in C:/Windows or C:/Windows/Installer.

Do you have any system restore point prior to that date 4/28? You know why I am asking this :).
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