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#1 Lormi

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 02:51 PM

Hello. I just bought a 1Tb Seagate Back-up Plus. When I plugged it to my laptop, I saw this "autorun.inf.ren" file. Is it a virus? Do I need to delete it?

 

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 04:10 PM

autorun.inf is the file with the information for the autorun feature in Windows. The .ren added extension merely suggests that this has been disabled. I have a 2TB Seagate external drive as well and it came with a very similar collection of files on it.

 

Since all I wanted was a hard drive to store data on I copied all these files to an internal hard drive in case of future need and then deleted the lot from the Seagate. I can assure you my one works perfectly well as a data store without any of these files. You can delete them all quite safely but you could also do what I did.

 

If you think about it, so long as this drive came in a sealed box from Seagate, how long do you think they would last if they were shipping infected drives ?

 

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 10:50 AM

Thank you so much Chris. :) This is indeed very helpful. I'll follow what you did. :D






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