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HUGE freaking .Cab file on my SSD

  1. #11


    Posts : 11
    Win8


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    use WinRAR to open it, and see what's inside of it.
    You don't need WinRar or anything else to open a CAB. Just double-click and enjoy
    Now that's where things get tricky. I CANNOT open the file through WinDirStat and I can't even begin to locate as it's location is "unknown".

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  2. #12


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Run Forrest Run!

    Delete that bad boy, could be a collection of personal info you may not want looked at from the net...

    If you dont know what it is, I doubt youll miss it..
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  3. #13


    Posts : 11
    Win8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    Run Forrest Run!

    Delete that bad boy, could be a collection of personal info you may not want looked at from the net...

    If you dont know what it is, I doubt youll miss it..
    I cant delete something I can't find or open through that program...
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  4. #14


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    If the location is unknown and you've launched WinDirStat as administrator, the file may reside in shadow copies. Start the command prompt as administrator:
    Code:
    vssadmin list shadowstorage
    If the size of shadow copies is significant enough, press Win+Pause - System Protection - select drive C - Configure - Delete all restore points.

    Otherwise, make sure you start WinDirStat as administrator, because if it can't access a folder, it can't take it into account.
    Last edited by Vadikan; 07 Jun 2013 at 01:58. Reason: clarified
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  5. #15


    Posts : 11
    Win8


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    If the location is unknown and you've launched WinDirStat as administrator, the file may reside in shadow copies. Start the command prompt as administrator:
    Code:
    vssadmin list shadowstorage
    If the size of shadow copies is significant enough, press Win+Pause - System Protection - select drive C - Configure - Delete all restore points.

    Otherwise, make sure you start WinDirStat as administrator, because if it can't access a folder, it can't take it into account.
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    As you can see, I have no shadow copies...
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  6. #16


    Try another tool, like treesizefree and see what it says about the file.
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  7. #17


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by mtnsteve View Post
    I'd start with going to administrative tools, right clicking on disk cleanup and run as administrator. Note what shows up.

    Have you disabled system restore?
    This may be the system restore directory as MTNSTEVE suggests, heres a link that may support his suggestion..

    What is “<Unknown>”? | WinDirStat propaganda blog
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  8. #18


    Posts : 11
    Win8


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    I think I found the freakin' cause of all this. Can I delete these 75,000 files?
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by Zedonk View Post
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    I think I found the freakin' cause of all this. Can I delete these 75,000 files?
    I like that tool, much better than winderstat as you can see.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes, you can delete the regtrans files. Not the Hives, obviously.

    Probably easiest to use a .cmd for that.
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