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  1. #1
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    hidden files win me

    I ran norton disk doctor from norton utilities disk , and when I click on details it breaks down my disk space, and one list is 612,528 kb in 232 hidden files. What are these files? Is there a way to see them?

    I ask beacause i recently went from winows me to 2000. I formatted the disk, a couple of times. Windows 2000 takes up about 600 more mb of space on this hard drive than it had on the other hard drive. Am I still carrying around all kinds of win me crap? Is it possible there is a virus still in those files?

    Incidentally, I formatted the old hard drive, and system works says there are 3 hidden files with 12,000 bytes of space.

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    Hidden files means they simply have a +h on their attributes. This is done, most of the time, to keep people from messing up important files that are needed on Windows to run.

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    these files don't even show up when i have the folder option set to show hidden files....not to mention there are three of these on a blank formatted drive.

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    have a look at THIS THREAD
    I used to be With IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and weird." - Abe Simpson

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