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Windows 7: odd 11gb file on c drive win7 32 bit

27 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7 32 bit
odd 11gb file on c drive win7 32 bit

I have this odd 11gb file on my c drive named "wipe".it just appeared and is a hidden file. was tempted to delete it but after finding nothing on the internet for it; wanted to find out if anyone else has that file on their windows 7 c drive; or what exactly that file does, so i know if i can safely delete it. Screenshots of the file and its properties is below

odd 11gb file on c drive win7 32 bit-wipe.jpg

odd 11gb file on c drive win7 32 bit-wipe-props.jpg

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


I don't have that file on my drive. I wonder is a program of yours created that.

I would suggest copying that file to your desktop, then deleting it.

That way, if anything goes wrong, you can restore the file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2010   #3

windows 7 32 bit
tried that.. fingers crossed

i did a macrium image backup and then deleted it. my pc has started up safely. but i wonder which program will create an 11 gb file anyway. id hold on to the backup to check if anything goes wrong..
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