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By galehickey2 ·
Under c:\_restore\temp I have a large number of files referred to as A*******.cpy. Can I safely delete these as they have taken up over 3 gigs of space.

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by DKlippert In reply to _RESTORE FILES

Run a virus checker to eliminate Back Orifice if present.

Here's a discussion about _Restore

http://makeashorterlink.com/?Y34652C71

Here's a free piece of software to do the job:

http://defsoft.iwarp.com/

Here's how to do it by hand:

1. Right click My Computer >Properties > Performance >File System>Troubleshooting

2. Check the box to "Disable System Restore"

3. Reboot immediately

4. Repeat step #1 but this time remove the check mark thus re-enabling System Restore5. Reboot immediately

6. All former checkpoints and archive cab files (infected or otherwise) are deleted and a single new System Restore checkpoint was created during step #5

7. Last step - right click My Computer >Properties >Performance > File System and set the slider for the max amount of disk space you want System Restore to use. Most folks find 200-300M plenty. Every time you "flush" System Restore the disk space setting gets re-set to maximum by default

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by galehickey2 In reply to _RESTORE FILES

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

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by tofccn2003 In reply to _RESTORE FILES

BY THE INFO IN YOUR QUESTION, NOTE THAT SYSTEM AND
OTHER FILES ARE NOT DIRECTLY EFFECTED! The removal
of any large body of stored files SHOULD ALSO have
a defragmentation of the hard drive afterwards. It
doesn't make a difference whether or not a prompt,
or an explorer window, was used in deleting files.
Unless there was a significant value in the files,
a basic maintainence is usually following any type
of removal of large volumes of data from a drive.

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by galehickey2 In reply to _RESTORE FILES

This question was auto-closed because it is 90 days old

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