March 26th, 2002, 11:05 PM
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.
March 26th, 2002, 11:41 PM
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.
March 26th, 2002, 11:50 PM
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.
March 27th, 2002, 12:43 AM
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