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#1 Tokio Okie

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 01:48 AM

Hi, I have been computing a long time but am still a novice. Before retiring I always had help at work, but now I am on my own and running W98Japanese, although I don't really read Japanese, so I have lots of questions.

I am not sure this is the right place, but can I delete ZIP files after they have been unzipped? I would like to free up some space on my small 8GB HDD.

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 09:14 AM

Welcome aboard, Tokio Okie.

Instead of deleting them, burn them to a disk first. That way if you ever have to reinstall the program, or your operating system, you won't have to download the programs again. Then, delete them off the harddrive.

Just a suggestion.

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#3 Tokio Okie

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 11:09 AM

Thank you tg911.

That's what I did except for a few zip files whose names were too long for my B's Recorder Gold5.

I know I will have more questions. Maybe sometime I will have answers too.

Not important, but I got hit by a "home page takeover" or something like that today. In the process of being sure I was clean I manually deleted all the "temporary internet files" that had content (1kb or more) manually. My question - What are all those [1], [10], [24] etc. files with 0kb in about ten different folders under Temporary Internet Files. Are they necessary or can I delete the whole mess?

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 11:28 AM

:thumbsup: and :flowers: to BC Tokio Okie

Not important, but I got hit by a "home page takeover" or something like that today. In the process of being sure I was clean I manually deleted all the "temporary internet files" that had content (1kb or more) manually. My question - What are all those [1], [10], [24] etc. files with 0kb in about ten different folders under Temporary Internet Files. Are they necessary or can I delete the whole mess?



Temporary files are ok to erase. The folders that you are referring to are 'place holders' for applications that put them there. You can erase those as well. If the application needs them again, then they will make the folder again. This is only the case if it is in the temporary internet files folder. Do not erase other 0 byte files, unless Windows says that it is ok.

If you had a home page takeover, you may be in need of some expert help. Take a look at BleepingComputer's pinned HiJack This thread. Follow the directions as stated, and when you post your log, someone will be able to help you out as soon as possible. They will give you advice on preventing it from happening again as well.
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Posted 22 November 2004 - 02:25 PM

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 05:04 AM

Thanks friends,

I was lucky. Avast got rid of the invader before it could really take hold. Then I went back with GOBACK ten minutes and am OK now.




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