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Offline The old timer

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Delete 68 GB file
« on: January 09, 2015, 12:49:31 AM »
I was trying out the program called 'Everything' which literally indexes everything you give it access to on your PC.  I sorted the complete list by size & I find a backup file listed on my 'e' drive called backupofxp.bkf  & is a whopping 68GB.  I says it was created March 2014.  But if I go to that drive I can't find it. 

The only things that is remotely similar on that drive is a file called 'backp.tly dated aug 2014 & this is much smaller.  The first file appears that it might be some sort of backup for Windows XP  but why it should be on this drive at all I can't imagine since I have had Windows 7 Pro for years.  I have deleted file from Everything before.  Should I delete this one.?

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Re: Delete 68 GB file
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 01:14:35 AM »
Since I didn't get any reply's I decided to just go ahead & delete the file.  This hasn't presented any problems.  I also deleted my 12G paging file & told Windows not to run any on my 'C' drive which is an SSD but it re created the same one anyway once I rebooted.

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Re: Delete 68 GB file
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 01:37:36 AM »
Fridays can be a bad day to post as Shane, the website and forum's owner has his own computer repair business to service and the weekends are his family time.

As it was a back up from an old upgrade from XP, I figured you would be able to delete it but as once it's gone, it is gone, I held off should I be wrong to advise removing it.

If it wasn't hurting anything by being there, then a little bit of patience may have been more prudent - but as long as you are happy, can you add (Solved) to your thread title.
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Re: Delete 68 GB file
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2015, 12:51:09 PM »
A bkf file is a file created with the windows backup program. If you dont need that backup file it is totally safe to delete, nothing uses it. It is just a backup you created :-D

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