Win XP can't defrag a file

Compaq 6000
January 1, 2010 at 08:09:08
Specs: Windows XP
there is a file on my c drive called \SVNDAQJCQKUAUTAN. Size 24 gigs. tried to defrag and it will not allow. states 945 fragments. Is this file neccesary or a garbage file

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#1
January 1, 2010 at 08:14:13
The file probably is a temp file.....go to My Computer >> Tools >> View >> Uncheck "Hide file extensions for known file types" >> Press OK....then you should be able to see the file`s extension....POST the full file name then....

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#2
January 1, 2010 at 08:45:05
the "Hide file extensions for known file types" was already unchecked. the Hide protected operating files was checked though. Should i uncheck that?

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#3
January 1, 2010 at 08:50:25
24GB is a large file. Could be a backup/image file. Is there a file extension? If not you need to change the global settings in WinXP to show file extensions for common file types. This is part of WinXP's effort to dumb down the OS.

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#4
January 1, 2010 at 09:04:20
ive unchecked hide file extensions and still will not show an extention. all i see is c drive \SVNDAQJCQKUAUTAN

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#5
January 1, 2010 at 09:14:10
If you didn`t create that file, there is ONE solution - SHIFT + DELETE

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#6
January 1, 2010 at 09:14:21
Will it expand? Could be a folder. What are the attributes? Right click and choose properties.

Do you use a backup/imaging program?


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#7
January 1, 2010 at 09:15:59
i will . thanks

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#8
January 1, 2010 at 14:01:56
In Folder Options, uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types"

Defrag. may be likely to work better when you are in Windows Safe-Mode.


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#9
January 1, 2010 at 14:20:13
\ something is a directory isn't it? Can't be a file with the \ in it.

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#10
January 1, 2010 at 17:16:42

Run Defrag in SafeMode. Or rename the file and see if anything unusual happens, ie... does not work.

My first thought was Malware. No hits on google except your Post on CN.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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