Drive cleaning: Very large files show up!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Hans, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. Hans

    Hans Guest

    Dear Vista users,

    I encounter a problem when using the Drive Cleaner utility. When running it,
    2 very large (170 Gb!) files show up having something to do with Windows
    Error Reports. I have deleted one of them and my second HD (D:) was
    completely gone! All files away. But I made a backup.

    Anyone recognized this too?
    Do you have a solution?
    Where does Vista store the Drive Cleaning results and/or the Error Reports?

    I have a clean registry (CCleaner) and Norton/ Windows One Care running. No
    spyware is found by several programs.

    Pleas advice.

    Hans, Aug 5, 2007
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  2. Hans

    Mark Guest

    I got the same problem running McAfee Backup utility in auto.
    It creates absolutely large error files if you try to use it for backing up
    admin privileged folders (i.e. Search Index) and it's nearly impossible to
    disable once turned on. (Remove all directories in the options for backup
    directories, then remove the error files.)

    Might be something similar going on with OneCare.
    Erase the file, but keep the location open. When the file starts generating
    again, open it in notepad and determine the offending program.
    Mark, Aug 5, 2007
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