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Temp files keep re-apearing.


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#1 LucianXeno

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:30 AM

Hello!

 

I have a USB flash drive plugged into my windows 7 desktop and keep getting a file generating after even though i have deleted it several times.the file is "~WRL2402.tmp".

 

I though maybe it would be a corrupted file but I can open all 4 files in the the folder, but there are about 7 folders inside the USB. the files i have in the memory stick where the tmp file is a .blend, .png and a .txt

 

I also think this may be something to do with my college network, but i dont know much about it. I noticed the files on the college computer generate loads of temp files and ive had my USB stick connected to college computers many times.


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:54 AM

Are any files open and in use that are stored on the USB Drive?

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:59 AM

Hey thanks for replying.

 

No no file is open, i checked this by deleting the the file ejecting the USB stick and then i plugged it in again, it still generated the file so i deleted it again. still came back... no file was opened.  also it asks me to scan memory stick when attaching it to the computer. should i do that? would it delete any of my files?



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:01 PM

Actually I wouldn't even worry about the temp file being generated, but you can scan it and it wont delete anything.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:04 PM

Ok thanks for your help :) 



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:07 PM

FWIW:  You can use TFC to eliminate temporary files.  Windows is supposed to do so automatically but...files are routinely left behind by Windows.

 

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:05 PM

You can use Process Monitor to see which process is accessing the file.



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 01:21 PM

Named file appears to be malicious...moving topic to Am I Infected.

 

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 01:39 PM

The filename format is the same as a temporary clipboard file created by Microsoft Word.  If LucianXeno uses Word for his college work, it is probably innocuous.



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 05:37 PM

I do use office word, also to see what was creating this file i moved all files to a new location. everything moved ok accept a png file. it said it was corrupted but i could open it and it would display fine. I could not delete or even cut and paste it. i had to format the USB drive and then put everything back onto it. the png file was used in an XNA windows game studio 4.0 project in visual studio c# 2010... this is really weird and havent seen anything like that. 

 

anyway hope this helps some people understand why this happened and maybe you could explain it to me. but im not getting any more tmp files generating any more. so im happy.


Edited by LucianXeno, 08 December 2013 - 05:37 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

that is weird, I wish I understood better what happened here...

 

I'm glad your issue is resolved anyhow. :busy:


Edited by TsVk!, 08 December 2013 - 06:00 PM.





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