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Help Removing .bak Files


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#1 lee_29

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:56 PM

Hello,

Not long ago I ran a search for all .bak files on my hard drive. Thousands of these files appeared but as I tried to delete them, I was unable to. I'm sorry, I forget what the error message said, but I was somehow blocked from deleting them.

After this, I have done the same search (typing *.bak into Windows search) and now no files of that type appear... not one.

I know there are possibly tens of thousands of these and are taking up valuable, valuable space on my hard drive.

Can someone help me locate and remove these files?

Thank you!

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#2 lee_29

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:02 PM

I just searched again, removing the asterisk from *.bak. I typed in .bak and now I'm getting search results. But when I try to delete, it says:

Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.

Frustrating.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:04 PM

What is the location of the files?




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