Windows 10: What are these files, how do I get rid of them

Discus and support What are these files, how do I get rid of them in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; [img] !5 of these files suddenly appeared in Explorer. They seem to consist of a large number of zeros. The have been very difficult to delete and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by clayto, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. clayto Win User

    What are these files, how do I get rid of them


    What are these files, how do I get rid of them [​IMG]


    !5 of these files suddenly appeared in Explorer. They seem to consist of a large number of zeros. The have been very difficult to delete and after I succeeded they all reappeared again. I got them into the Recycle Bin and instructed it to empty everything. What are they? How do I delete them, presuming they are nothing important?

    :)
     
    clayto, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. Sajer Win User

    Win 10 How to get rid of Windows.old folder and content.


    *Think

    As always, there seems to be lots of alleged fixes out there, which may work on versions earlier than Win 10... but not with Win 10. The struggle for getting rid of this now un-needed bloat seems to be wrapped up in file permissions. But even when I try to clobber it with administrative authority, it won't budge. One fix suggests that you can use disk cleanup to get rid of it by selecting previous installation files. Heh. Yeah. Just TRY and find that option in Win 10.

    Ok. Somebody hopefully has managed to resolve this inigma. Step by step, please. What are these files, how do I get rid of them :)
     
    Sajer, Jan 24, 2020
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  3. iko22 Win User
    How to get rid of raw file support in windows photo viewer?

    What are these files, how do I get rid of them [​IMG]


    I have downloaded this, and it did not work; photo viewer is not in the list of programs in Open With or Default App. I used option 2 step 3, followed by step 5 to 9.

     
    iko22, Jan 24, 2020
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  4. dencal Win User

    What are these files, how do I get rid of them

    Win 10 How to get rid of Windows.old folder and content.


    Type Diskcleanup in Cortana, bottom left.
    Click on Cleanup System Files, There you will see a second option in yellow highlight, More options.
    Do note the bottom Attachment comes up first.
     
    dencal, Jan 24, 2020
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