Unidentified enormous file

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  1. jsampson1945

    jsampson1945 Senior Member

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    In C:\users\user I see a file called 'private' which is 10 gigabytes long. Does this originate from a Windows 7 process? If so, can I safely delete it?
     
  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Can you post some screen shots? I for one have not heard of this.
     
  3. jsampson1945

    jsampson1945 Senior Member

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    I don't know if these are helpful but two shots of 'Properties' are here. I also looked at it using a hex editor but am none the wiser - there is nothing obvious to see. private-details. privatefile-general.
     
  4. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Have you created the user named user? Is there anything else in the user folder in Users? If you didn't create it/don't want it then you can remove the user and any associated files and folders.
     

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