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    actually what sequoia view does is that it tells you which file is taking how much space. look for some huge chunks in the drive image it renders for you. when you take your mouse pointer over any of those chunks, it will tell you the name of that file there by knowing which file/folder is causing the trouble.
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    Well, I downloaded Sequoia and ran it and my Hdd seems to consist mainly of hundreds(?) of files that are named "C:\CS8000\999.$$$" all the way to " CS8000\1329.$$$"...saved pic as a bmp. but don't think I can attatch it here??
    So any ideas what these files are any 1???? and can I get rid of them and where did they come from?????????
    thanks

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    Looks familiar but can't remember off the top of my head. Are those what's taking up so much space? Note that they will appear larger to you than many other files (or at least the folder they are in will). Mess around with Sequoia until you get the hang of it. It will show you the problem files. Things outside of C:\Windows or C:\WINNT (are you using XP Home or Pro?) are non-crucial for the most part. Don't go deleting stuff just yet, post your findings first. Don't worry about the whole compression thing they're 'discussing' .
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    Edit: A little mistake on my part. Run disk cleanup (start, programs, accessories, system tools, Disk Cleanup) not check disk. That will clean up some stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chenka44
    ..saved pic as a bmp. but don't think I can attatch it here??
    No save it as a .jpg

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    Got really cheesed off last night and being the adventurous type(or is that stupid hehe) deleted the whole lot of those CS8000 etc files and guess what ?.......well here I am posting again so made no difference except to get my Hdd back(of course Defag etc after). Sometimes my little experiments get me into bother but I like a challenge and can usually get myself out of trouble with a little help from you good people
    Did another spyware scan and have about 30 with one in the Registry which I really don't understand and do not go there at all because I stuffed up once in a major way so I will have to look for a remover. Get this...when I recently downloaded Spyware removal programs(had several goes) each time tried to run them ,they terminate ?????????? Help!!

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    You don't need to go in the registry, the program should quarantine/delete the entry itself. I don't know why the other ones would terminate. Do a virus scan (get AVG from my signature if you don't have an antivirus program). Look at Sequoia again and see if you can't find the files taking up space (unless it really was those files you deleted).

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    well my Hdd is back to normal and I ran an antivirus program (Norton) which turned up nothing but when I try to get/use antispyware , I get thrown out of whatever browser I'm using (back to Start ) either when I click on the download link, at the actual site or if I get lucky enough to download it terminates as soon as download is complete. Same if trying to run from Start menu :?:

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    The "close this dialog box when download completes" option might be checked, explaing why that goes away when the download is done. I don't know why you're getting thrown out of your browser though.:?:(could be spyware I guess) I guess you could try Shift + clicking on the download link (or right-click "save target as" or right-click "open in a new window") To get rid of spyware without using a program, you should try deleting your cookies and TIF (Internet Explorer, Tools, Internet Options). Then check Add\Remove Programs (control panel) for stuff that doesn't belong there. Then go for C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files and uninstall anything you're not pretty sure you need (throw it all if you don't know, none is neccesary). But you say your HDD is back to normal? Did you figure out what was taking up the space or did it just fix itself?

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    I deleted the wierdo sounding files "CS8000....." see one of my previous posts......and one spyware detection program said there is a spy in my registry but would not remove it unless I paid up first. Have had no success downloading others, even the links in one of the replies to this topic, as soon as I click on the link BOOM back out to Start

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    If no one else has any input and you can't figure it out I guess a reformat is the only way to go.:(

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