Windows 10: Strange large files in c:\windows folder.

Discus and support Strange large files in c:\windows folder. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I run windows 10 home edition. Since Feb 2018 I have noticed files in c:\windows with Chinese character names. There are 10 files that take a total of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by TerenceBlevins, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Strange large files in c:\windows folder.


    I run windows 10 home edition. Since Feb 2018 I have noticed files in c:\windows with Chinese character names. There are 10 files that take a total of 20 GBs. 1 file names is 岀尴㼮矔屴ü[


    Coincidently the PFRO.log file has error entries such as:


    2/19/2018 13:38:13 - PFRO Error: \??\C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\Centennial.Detection.IsCentennialOfficeInstalled.scratch, |delete operation|, 0xc0000034


    Does anyone know what these files are and how to get rid of them?

    :)
     
    TerenceBlevins, Jun 11, 2019
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  2. Anusha Win User

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink Strange large files in c:\windows folder. ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, Jun 11, 2019
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  3. Files & Folders View as medium or large Icons

    To assist you better, we would suggest that you try to follow the steps below:

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    Marivel Man, Jun 11, 2019
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  4. Frogger Win User

    Strange large files in c:\windows folder.

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Strange large files in c:\windows folder. :)
     
    Frogger, Jun 11, 2019
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