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fhood
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Hello, everyone! I hope there are a couple computer whizzes out there who can help me with this problem.

My virus scan program takes almost 6 hours to run because I have accumulated a ton of files with a .CPY extension in the Restore/Temp directory on my hard-drive. I have Windows ME, and have heard that this is a common glitch with this operating system.

How can I delete these .cpy files from the Restore/Temp directory on my hard-drive? I'm assuming that all those files are taking up valuable space on the disk (plus my virus checker shouldn't have to run for 5 or 6 hours as it checks each and every one of those .cpy files!).

Any information would be appreciated or any links to online information would be appreciated. Thanks!

Frank

P.S. We're magicians -- shouldn't there be some magic word or phrase to make those .cpy files disappear at our command??!? Smile
wayman
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create a boot up disk (from the startmenu)

boot up into MSDOS and delete them the old fashioned way.

commands needed

dir (for directory listing)
cd [dir-name] (to go into directory)
del *.cpy (to delete the MF's)
cd .. (thats two dots with a space before them) (to go back up one directory)
cd c: (to goto the root of your C drive)

ohh......

ps...

that MAGIC WORD was "FORMAT c:"

But don't use it unless you want to lose it!!!!
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