Hello (C) files Can I delete the following?

Pentium 32. omb ram / 32 omb ram
October 30, 2010 at 23:26:31
Specs: Windows 95, Pentium 32 OMB Ram

In my (C) file folders are the following, I'm thinking they are from when scan disc does its thing when I boot up.

File 0001.chk 60 date

The numbers run consecutively upwards. The amounts such as 60 are various as are the dates.
I want to know if it's okay to delete them, and can I delete them all at once? Or individually one at a time?

I'm not good at computer speak as you can tell, so if my description is not clear let me know. Any advice is appreciated in advance.

Archive Files: 95/98

These have been awesome as a resource.
I've deleted temp. internet files, history, cookies. I ran scan disc (standard and thorough), and defragged. Found all this in the archives.
Thank You!!!

My system seems MUCH happier! It's not sputtering, spitting or groaning even. Next I may even clean my monitor screen and keyboard. (crumbs) I'm not making any promises.

Again thanks for all your help and time.

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October 31, 2010 at 00:09:50
Those are files that CHKDSK created when it found fragments it couldn't associate with existing files. I always delete them as there's no practical way to recover them. From 'my computer, you can delete them one at a time or use the mouse with the right button down and scroll across and then down to create a box containing the files. The files will be highlighted. Then right click in the box and choose 'delete' . Or drag the box to the recycle bin

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October 31, 2010 at 05:03:55

Thanx so much for the information and directions. Clear and easy to follow.

I'm gonna give it a try tomorrow after I've had some sleep. AND coffee. I'll report back and let ya know how I made out.

Awesome!! That I can highlight em all in a box and delete them. Wasn't looking forward to doing them one at a time. I figure I'll leave em in recycle a couple days, before I empty that also.

Again, thanx so much for the reply and instructions!!

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October 31, 2010 at 07:19:22
To add to the instructions by DAVEINCAPS I would inform you that you can select multiple items in all versions of Windows using the following methods.

To select a contiguous list, like you have, highlight the first item in the list then hold down the shift key while moving the cursor and clicking the last item you wish to perform an operation on. Release the shift key then right click on any of the highlighted items. A context menu will appear. Select the operation you wish to perform. This includes deleting, copying, moving, etc.

The same technique can be used for random multiple items by holding the Control key while making the random selections.

Hope this helps you.

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October 31, 2010 at 10:21:49
DAVEINCAPS - Re your #1.

It never ceases to amaze me that after years of dealing with computers I'm suddenly confronted with yet another method of doing things that had totally slipped my notice. That right click box is really cute, especially as it pops up the menu (Cut, Copy etc) without you doing anything more. My wife will love it as she gets in quite a tiz with the various keyboard alternatives.

You sure live and learn around here - quite made my little day, although I'm a bit ashamed to have to admit to not knowing about that one LOL.

Ms Hulot's boat

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October 31, 2010 at 14:26:25
Hello ALL, Thank YOU!!!

I'm checking back with my report A+++
(almost like grade school, turning in my homework ha ha)

DAVEINCAPS........Your The ((BOMB))!!!

What a fun new trick you've taught me. I LOVE making Boxes!! I just gotta be careful I don't go overboard, and put the whole works in a box.

There oughta be a "Cliff's Notes" for this stuff. But to be honest it's nice to get to post questions in here. And get feed back from a variety of folks.
I have other items in the (C) files but I'm gonna leave em alone.

If anyone follows up to this thread, I have other questions.

My (C) file reports: Total size: 229 Free space: 162
Is this poor, fair , good?


Thanx for your input I'm gonna give it a try. But to be honest, making BOXES ROCKS!! I also use your advice now from a previous post regarding members names in bold. All the "Olympic medals" give me the feeling a member must have a fair idea of the advice they're providing.

When I post a question I see there is a printer icon. Will this print the entire thread or only the question I post originally?

Also, the "Was this helpful?" with thumbs icon. I have clicked this and voted at times. Does it tally a count? Can I vote more than once?

Derek.....Hello again,

I love the BOXES, I'm positive your wife will also, it's a female sorta thing. Can I start a new category?

"Tricks 4 Women" We can always use more arsenal.

I also found me a slingshot.
I was using WAY too many rubber bands. Now when the computer acts up, I just "FIRE AT WILL".

Everyone again THANKS, your a great bunch. I appreciate your patience and the time you share with all of us.


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October 31, 2010 at 18:32:13
I think I noticed the box thing the way I figure out most things--by accident. But it's probably already been discovered in some obscure help site somewhere.

I too get a kick when I figure out a different--but not necessarily better--way to do something. Remind me to tell you sometime about my butter box mouse trap. . .

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October 31, 2010 at 18:51:50


I have my pen and pad at the ready.

Butter Box Mousetrap........carry on please!
If it's anything close to Making *BOXES*, I'm ALL OVER it.

(look out mices/mouses)

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October 31, 2010 at 22:22:20
To catch mice--the furry kind and not the computer kind--that get on your pantry shelves, countertops, tables or other raised areas get an empty box about the size of a 1 pound butter box. The kind that has 4 quarter pound sticks. With your finger or a knife dab a small amount of peanut butter inside the box toward the back. Balance the box on the edge of the shelf, table or where the mice run with the open end on the shelf and the closed end over the side. Put an empty 13 gallon kitchen trash can on the floor beneath the butter box.

Put a couple coins or metal washers on top of the box near the opening as a counter balance. Then turn off the lights and go to bed. While you're sleeping a mouse will come creeping by, smell the peanut butter and enter the box. The counter balance will keep the box from falling until the mouse has completely entered the box. When the box falls it's too late for him to back out and he ends up in the trash can. The 13 gallon trash cans are about 2 feet high and it's unlikely the mouse can jump out. Then give the mouse to the kid next door who keeps snakes for pets.

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November 1, 2010 at 06:03:38
How funny, yet a great mouse trap! I'd give it a try myself. Luckily I have no mices presently. But I'll remember this one.

I don't like the mice traps ya set with the latch, they always challenge me. I fear getting my fingers snapped.

Any tips for spiders? They are THE WORST. yuck

Again, thanx for another great tip.
Mouse in "BOX" Loving BOXES of late.


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November 1, 2010 at 09:33:35
Yeah, I don't care for them either. We've got a lot of black widow spiders around here. Found them on the side of the house, on the back porch, one was even inside the house under my computer table. I just use the cockroach and spider killer spray. Seems to work pretty good.

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November 1, 2010 at 15:58:56
Hello to All,


Spiders give me the shivers. UNDER your computer table!! I'm keeping my feet up from now on. Here in Oregon, we have a nasty Brown Reclusive,(poison) luckily I haven't run into one.
My trick if they're on the floor is to smish em with my heavy duty phone book, don't work to well on walls.

Category - Tricks 4 Women

BOXES 4 (C) files
BOX your mice
BOOK your spiders

What do ya think for a start up?
*Master* Justin would likely frown upon this.

IF anyone follows up to this thread, please look at my post #5, regarding:

Free Space
Printer Icon
Thumb Icon

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanx again everyone.

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November 1, 2010 at 20:41:35
I never tried the printer icon. The thumbs up and thumbs down keep a running total. I think when they first started doing that I clicked on my own message a few times to see what would happen. I think it counted each one which would make it kind of a silly rating system. Maybe they fixed that shortcoming by now.

I assume with 95 your disk space is in megabytes and not gigabytes and you've got a 420 meg or 540 meg drive. So I suppose 162 meg of free space on a drive that size is pretty good. Your pentium I will probably accomodate an 8 gig drive OK but if your 95 is the first version it'll only work on a partition up to 2 gig. I'd say just leave things as they are, keep the drive cleaned up of temp files and other software you don't need.

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November 1, 2010 at 22:52:36
Hello all,


I tried the printer icon in my original first post here. Then I highlighted your #12 reply, and printed it. Took it with me to try and figure out what I have gigs/versions/megabytes etc.
Great for a long thread with lots of steps, tips or websites.

I keep using the Thumbs Up, don't know if they tally.

I couldn't find an actual megabyte/gigabytes.

I have: Windows 95 4.00.950B
Computer: Pentium (r) 32.0 MBRAM
Memory 32.0 MB System Resources: 73%
File System, Virtual Memory: 32 bit
No Disc Compression, No PCMCIA installed socket
Hard Disk Settings: read ahead data in increments of up to 64 kilobytes

ALL of this is greek to me, sorry. And I don't think it was what you referring to.
I do think I should leave well enough alone as you advice, since I have no idea what I'm doing.
Except for deleting Temp,History and Cookies.

Thank you soooo much for all your help and insight.

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November 1, 2010 at 23:23:53

Add on to above

I checked my Quantam 3gig (C)properties:

Type Local Disk: (Fat 32)
Drive C: Used 1.26 GB
Free 1.72 GB

Went ahead and ran Virus Scan while there, said good but it didn't read all files.......hmmmmmm

Thanx again,

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November 1, 2010 at 23:30:57
OK, the free space looks good. You've got a 3 gig drive so it must be fat32 and you have a later version of 95. I don't know where the figures in your # 5 came from, must have been some other analysis.

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November 1, 2010 at 23:50:39

WOW talk about an INSTANT response!!!
***YOUR the BOMB***
I don't care what the others type about ya. (ha ha)

Yes to the 3 gig.
Fat 32 IF this requires dieting, it's history, delete it NOW
(just kidding)

If the Thumbs Up/Down don't tally, I don't get the point at all. They sure look good tho.

Okay, I'll carry on packing for the big move here.
You've been MORE than patient with me.
Thank YOU

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November 2, 2010 at 13:34:37
You're welcome.

Yeah, the FAT stands for File Allocation Table. It's one of the partition types that windows can be installed on.

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November 2, 2010 at 13:56:51

Truly, thank you for everything!!!
You must be busy with many computer projects, I so appreciate your taking time with my sophmoric requests.

I'm getting rid of this system and getting something different
(no idea what to consider, way to much to choose from, and haven't a clue what to stay away from)

I'm using this time to get more edumacted and hopefully treat my next computer with more insight.

Since what I currently have is so outdated, would any of it be of use to someone? I mean for parts and such. I'd gladly donate it if so.

Thanx again, I'll try to stay out of your hair for awhile,

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November 2, 2010 at 14:07:28
Even relatively modern computers are worthless so I'm afraid a W95 is only likely to be suitable as a doorstop or window box. As for a replacement, well it all depends on money as usual. You definitely need "at least" XP and I would suggest Win7 (latest) rather than Vista. Even Win7 starter edition isn't bad - I have that on our little netbook and it meets most folks needs.

How to know you are getting old 5:
A lamp post backs into you

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November 2, 2010 at 14:52:09

Wizard Derek, your in here too.

Did you read this entire thread?
It's getting awful long, is this proper protoco? Just curious.

Win95 - (((Derek))) a window box, awesome idea!!
Come spring I'll fill it with flowers, quite a conversation starter.

This is also a great add on to MY category:
*Tricks 4 Women* - more arsenal

I haven't run this by "The Master* (bowing)
I'm in "awe" mode that he actually replied to me earliar on.

Thanx for the tips, it gives me a reference point for when I shop around. I'm really not into alot of whistles and bells, unless their for me to use. Just something reliable, not prone to breakdown, and that can surf the net without a "HEX".

OLD - Lamp post
Excuse me, I thought these were rest stops

Thanx again,

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