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Old 23rd December 2004   #1
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how to remove _restore files


Hi,
I run millenium on a dell laptop and have been pressed for h/d space on my 10 gig drive. I noticed in a space-hunter program that I have about 3 gigs of old system restore files. I had disabled that program a year or two ago and now use winrescue. I would like to know how I can delete these old files and also how to delete the files in the _RESTORE\temp directory also. They are all hidden files and when I try to delete them the system won't let me.
thanks up front for help on this...

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joste--For the Spacehunter files that you are sure you do not want, try MoveonBoot
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/moveonboot.html
You could probably also delete from Safe Mode.
However concerning _RESTORE\temp, perhaps read
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q263455
The implication is that you may have a virus. After deleting these files, you should consider running your antivirus program with the latest updated virus definition files.
Probably would not hurt to run a spyware detector as well
AdAware
http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
SpybotS&D
http://www.safer-networking.org/

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Start the computer with a boot floppy, and do these commands at the A:\> prompt.
smartdrv
deltree c:\_restore
deltree c:\windows\temp\*.*

Type a Y that you want to delete, check for typos at this time.
Take out floppy and reboot normally.

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