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TOO MANY FILES?


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#1 Cauthon

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:59 PM

So, so I downloaded Spybot and ran it and got rid of some junk.

But, while it was running, I noticed that I could "see the scan progress in the status bar at the bottom of the window" as it says we can. It does not say what the numbers mean: the first number, that keeps monotonically increasing, must be the number of files scanned; I assume the second number is the number of files on my computer. I just bought the bleeping computer a few weeks ago and have not done a lot with it, and I was surprised to see that number over 700,000. Is it possible that I really have that many files without even trying? Windows exploder says I have used about 8G of space, but does not say how many files are on the whole "C" drive. Folders such as Windows and Program Files show a few G of space used but nowhere near 700K files. Is that something worth worrying about? One reason I am concerned is that this computer has an enormous hard drive, the 8G used so far is just a drop in the bucket; there are already so many files that no human can ever look at all of them, and if I somehow end up filling up a lot more of the too-big hard drive, that seems like just going from difficult to impossible. ??

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