How do you determine if a file is useless?

Gateway / T5248
September 2, 2009 at 13:09:36
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.2 GHz / 893 MB
I had a corrupted login problem back in May, right after my wedding and right before the honeymoon. I couldn't pull my itinerary off my machine, SNIFF SNIFF SCREAM!!! It was the administrative login and I am the admin on my personal home machine. When we returned from our relaxing time together, I called Symantec/Norton. They thought the best idea was to restore my entire hard drive onto my machine. (double info) AND that did not fix the bug. So I did a restore myself on my machine. Presto, change-o, problem solved. HOWEVER, Now I have like 3 copies of everything taking up precious hard drive and virtual drive (at Symantec where I keep my backup space$$$$). How do I determine which files to keep and which to delete?
I am grateful for any help you wizards can provide! I will even post it on my facebook wall if someone comes up with the easiest, and least time consuming way of solving this problem.

I do have Advance SystemCare V3 which has a clone file finder. But the bottom line is how do I determine what is a useless file?

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September 2, 2009 at 15:54:05
A few ideas.

One is never run as admin. ALWAYS run as a limited user. Use run as admin if you need to.

Second is your issue. Might be time to consider removing important data. Make a backup to remote media such as a usb drive and then consider a clean install.

I say that because it might take you forever trying to figure out the files if there like 2000 of them.

Lucky dog, wish I was chasing a young gal around the room for a week or so.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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September 3, 2009 at 17:46:18
>>>Lucky dog, wish I was chasing a young gal around the room for a week or so.<<<
Sometimes that's the extent of it , then the reality kicks in...LMBFAO

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