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Search does not find *.chk nor *.tmp files


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#1 Bassy2

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:13 AM

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year to all.

I run Windows XP SP3. My system information is as follows:-

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HOME-B9E38DFE7D
System Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1808 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P1.50, 05/02/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Trinidad and Tobago
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name HOME-B9E38DFE7D\Smarty Computer
Time Zone SA Western Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.16 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.60 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Recently I have notice when I use the search utility of find *.chk and *.tmp files the search comes up with nothing. I have been told the my system may have corrupted files therein and that could be the reason. I have tried to google it be can't seem to find a solution.

I am greatfull for any assistance in finding a solution to this problem.

Thanking you.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:17 AM

Season's greetings to you :thumbsup:.

I guess that I have to ask...why you want to do a search for such files? What are you trying to accomplish?

Files with .chk extension...are often nothing but bits of files which yield no recoverable data (I've never been able to obtain anything sensible from such) while .tmp files are nothing but temporary files which should disappear on reboot or termination of the process using them.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 02:42 PM

Hi Louis,

Many Happy Returns to you.

In reply I must say that I have on many occasions when I find my system running slow, to go in and delete both Chk and temp files to save disc space. Sometimes when you use the disc cleanup utility in 'My Computer" quite a lot of files remain. Then Ccleaner helps to do the rest. I even clean out the system restore only keeping the last restore point. I think that when these things are done it helps so that defrag does not have so much work to do and so to my anti virus and antispyware programms. It seems to keep the system running smoothly and speedy. I might be wrong but I read how to do this on the net. I used to be able to locate these files from the search utility. I will find the file location and delete them. I can also locate them through the tools tab in IE.

I do not know why those files do not now come up when I do a search. I am grateful and thank you for your assistance in advance.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 03:07 PM

You haven't installed Windows Search 4.0 have you?

As a check, I just did a search for those two file extensions...found a total of five files. I would suspsect that if none exist, there are no results for such on a system working well.

If your system generates chkdsk files routinely...that's a bad sign, I think. I would do a hard drive diagnostic.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:33 PM

Hello Luis,

Thank you for the reply. I shall be doing a diagnostic and will report back to you.

Thanks again.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:35 PM

I forgot I do Not have Wondows 4.0 Search. My apologies.

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