Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Mycophiles, Feb 8, 2008.
Don't know what it is. It's 2 gigs large though so I'd like to dispose of it.
leave it. could be recycle bin or swap... either way, leave it.
Yea, I thought the same thing but it's not the recycler. (look at the pic closer).
Kinda curious as to what it is now.
That's what you get when you trust stuff like treesize. Don't worry about it.
edit: figured out what the [file] means. It the files *.exe/*.avi etc. files that are on the root drive. Only problem is that on the C: drive I can't view what the files are besides the autoexec.bat and config.sys.
... will continue digging... (but not deleteing... lol) *runs to do a restorepoint.
make a backup
see if something gets affected
Guess I could try... but that [file] marker is representative of more than one file.
Gotta be the swap file.
yea, I think that's the most reasonable answer.
I'm gonna guess it's the swapfile and the hibernation file. But that's splitting hairs, I suppose; either way they need to be left alone.
I have had issues with restore points where it didn't back up what I needed.
I don't know anything about this treesize viewer thing.
But it is possible that it is either showing you something you wouldn't get to see through windows explorer or it is incorrectly displaying something.
I am concerned that if you do a restore point and delete this thing it won't be reliable.
If you have the ability to do an image of your C: drive - that is the way to go.
Image the whole damned drive and then delete that thing. You can always restore the image.
[Files] means any files in that folder or yes in this case on the root of the drive.
If you do to My Computer->Tools->Options->View
You can uncheck the box for: Hide protected operating system files
Also select: Show hidden files and folders
You can then see the files on the root of the drive as well as many others, that's not to say TreeSize will showing exactly what it means by [Files] but then that's not it's job.
Yea, I had figured that out. (see post above) I have already unhidden all the files in the root folder and there's nothing there. In dos I can see the autoexec.bat and config.sys on root but that's all.
You see in Windows Explorer there are only folders. No files. In dos it shows 2 files the autoexec and config.sys. In treesize shows in the other drives the files that are on the root drive. (like you and I said) but on the C: drive the 2 gb [files] is unexplainable.
Sounds Intresting. How do I do this?
Stop fucking listening to this asshole. It's your swap file. Don't believe me? Go to the command prompt and type:
dir c:\ /a:h
Thanks for the info.
Would only the partition with the OS have a pagefile or would every partition have one?
The pagefile goes wherever you tell it to go. Rumor has it, the best performance comes from having the pagefile on a totally separate disk from the OS, and if you can swing having multiple pagefiles on multiple separate disks, that's even better.
Try WinDirStat and it'll tell you exactly what it is...and even give you a graphical representation of it like so...
Separate drive sure, but I doubt multiples would help you. I don't know for sure but I would bet windows pulls data from the swap file sequentially, not in parallel like a RAID setup would.
Microsoft "personally" recommends multiple swap files if you can manage it. It makes the data more random-access than it is when it's all in one big chunk on a single disk, and thus it makes the pagefile behave a little more like real RAM.
let me guess: You're running AVG Antivirus on your PC?
Open AVG and check your Virus Vault. You will have the $VAULT$.AVG folder in any HDD that has a corresponding file in the vault.
a simple google search for the folder name, $VAULT$.AVG would have told you that:
Yea, I do run AVG. The virus vault is empty. The corresponding $VAULT$.AVG folders are empty also.
and simple reading comprehension would have told you that that is NOT the issue.
Well, it seems I deserved that. Maybe next time I'll actually read the thread as opposed to skimming it.
Hopefully the stupidity won't make a simple question that shouldn't have been asked in the first place make a thread last this long in the first place.