Forum discussion tagged with files.
  1. O

    Question What is a cache folder and can you delete it?

    Hi, sorry - I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to PCs. What is a 'cache' folder and can I delete it? I was having problems with the EA app staying signed in and I've seen online that deleting the cache folder for the EA app resolves the issue, I'm just a bit anxious about doing so though. Any...
  2. Iver Hicarte

    Question My C: Drive won't let some programs/games write some files to it ?

    So I downloaded a game called Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis (a classic by the way, loved and addicted to it since it was released), and throughout the many years that I have spent playing this game, I have come to notice that it acts like Minecraft, there are some files that will only...
  3. PhysicalPsycho

    [SOLVED] System using up 400gb of space

    I just restarted my pc and when i went to check the storage folder it told me that 400gb/1tb of space of is in use even though i just restarted it. When looking closer it says that "Other" is using up all that space. What could that be, is windows 11 that large or is something else? Help much...
  4. L

    Question MacOS 11 + file management ?

    weird question Anyone know a good platform that would allow me to create a single virtual volume display from 20+ drives? I don’t actually want to use a raid setup. I LIKE having full control over what disk any one file is on… it gives me the ability to add and remove disks at will and know...
  5. TheFlash1300

    Question Is Windows XP ISO still available for download from the official source?

    Is the .ISO file of Windows XP still available, or is it gone? I would like to download it, so I can install Windows XP, but I don't want to download the file from unofficial/risky sources. I prefer to download it from Microsoft's servers (or Catalog Update Microsoft"), if the file is still...
  6. TheFlash1300

    [SOLVED] Can anti-virus scanning corrupt files?

    Do anti-virus programs introduce changes to the files they scan, or do they only read them, meaning it's impossible for an antivirus program to change/corrupt files? For example, if the system crashes or the anti-virus app crashes while scanning a file, could the file become corrupted? If the...
  7. TheFlash1300

    Question Is it true it's impossible to completely delete files from your computer?

    Hello. My laptop uses SSD. I want to know, is it true that when i delete files from folders and the Trash Bin, the files just disappear, but they are still on the SSD, and there is no way to erase them completely? If i perform a clean install, will the files be completely erased, or will they...
  8. TheFlash1300

    Question What software does "Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry" collect information about?

    Does Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry collect information only about the files related to Windows 10, or about all files and applications that exist on the SSD or the HDD? I have privacy concerns. I have some sensitive information recorded in .txt files, and I'm afraid that Microsoft can steal...
  9. TheFlash1300

    Question What causes file corruption ?

    When I type "sfc /scannow", sometimes it shows there are corrupted files. When I fix them, and some time passes after the fix, there are, again, corrupted files. So, file corruption occurs from time to time... Can someone explain to me what causes file corruption? My laptop doesn't have any...
  10. TheFlash1300

    Question What files does Software Reporter Tool send to Google?

    There is a process called the "Software Reporter Tool", part of Google Chrome. I heard that the process scans not only the Chrome browser, the Chrome history, and the Chrome extensions I use, but all files, everything on my SSD. Is this true? If I have important, copyrighted files, are they...
  11. wooziefub

    Question Fastest way to transfer files from pc to pc

    Hey, i've got a question. I really need to transfer 200GB of data from one pc to another, and was thinking what would be the fastest way to do that. I thought about transfering through an app like teamviewer or just straight up transfer via LAN, but would that be fast? Thank you!
  12. TheFlash1300

    Question What causes very slow copy/paste transfer?

    Hello. In the past (around 10 months ago) my laptop had a very good copy/paste transfer speed, it was around 150-200MB/s. Now, the speed is mostly around 10-20KB/s, rarely jumps to around 8-10MB/s for a short period of time, several seconds, and then gets back to 10-20KB/s. The health of my SSD...
  13. TheFlash1300

    Is it safe to use the laptop while copy/paste is active?

    Hello. I often make large transfers from one device to another, as well as from one folder to another within the laptop's SSD, and from the SSD to the USB flash drive. Most of the time, i run Topaz programs, and other heavy programs, leading to the point where the CPU usage of my CPU is 85-100%...
  14. TheFlash1300

    Does bluetooth reduces video/sound quality?

    Hello. If i send videos from a laptop to a smartphone, via Bluetooth, will this lead to a loss of video and sound quality? If Bluetooth has a narrow bandwidth, does that mean files transferred via Bluetooth need to be very compressed in order to pass to the other device, meaning quality loss is...
  15. T

    [SOLVED] One Drive

    I just brought a laptop for convenience when I travel away from home. File synchronization is handy however what isn't and is rather frustrating is the fact that One Drive spits out everything I have on my Desktop PC onto the laptop. Its one thing when the Monitor is 32" and the laptop is 15.6"...
  16. S

    Question Moving various image, audio and video files from old bootable SSD drive to new machine

    Hi all, My computers no longer functioning as it should, so I'm looking into buying a new machine as this one isn't worth investing more money/time in. If I were to buy a new machine complete with a new SSD drive and a fresh install of windows, would i be able to plug in my old SSD drive from...
  17. D

    [SOLVED] Files keep reverting to "read-only" after I did something in regedit ?

    Little backstory, all my files were saved in my hard drive but somehow my pictures and my document folder were transferred to my onedrive file. At this point, I was annoyed with onedrive and I decided to uninstall it and followed this guide and changed my pictures, documents, and desktop. After...
  18. E

    [SOLVED] Corrupted files :(

    Whenever I download any song from Youtube I can play the audio file (.mp3) just fine, but as soon as I apply it to Sony Vegas or Audacity the file corrupts it seems. I've tried downloading songs using different mp3 converters, such as YtMp3 and Go-mp3, and the web browser I use is Opera GX. On...
  19. R

    [SOLVED] There is about 30000 directories on my desktop

    My friends launched a batch file on ,my windows computer with his USB key. He explained to me that this batch file loop and create a lot of folder on my desktop. After that I tried to remove them by using the windows terminal. I failed. I can't delete them manually, because i can't open the...
  20. P

    Question How to know what files I had in a USB key I lost?

    Hello everyone, So, I recently lost my USB key, but I don't remember if I had any important files in it. I was wondering if there was any way to know what files there was inside the USB key, even without knowing what is inside those files, it would already help a lot. I thought that maybe with...
  21. Foskr4

    [SOLVED] System Volume Information on USB drive - Bios

    Hi, I’m looking to update my bios on my first pc build. I’ve got a usb 2.0 16gb and I’ve got system volume information on it? Will this affect me updating my bios as I know the bios file is meant to be the only file on it. Any help appreciated and i can’t delete it! Stress aha
  22. U

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 defender virus detection

    Hi, Everytime I'm openning a software or a game, my Windows Defender detects several threats (5 to 10 files on every opening). Of course, I have a virus, but when I start an analysis, everytings is a threats. So, what should I do ? I need your help, please 😀 Thank you very much !
  23. System32_76

    [SOLVED] How To Set Up SSD+HDD Combo Properly on Win 10?

    Hello everyone! I'm currently running Windows 10 20H2 on my Samsung 860 EVO SSD, and am trying to use my HDD as a storage drive for my apps, documents, etc; The thing is, how do I properly move my apps and "Documents," "Downloads," "Pictures," etc. directories onto my hard drive without...
  24. Noobugandu

    [SOLVED] I have a simple question. Can shift deleted videos be restored on a laptop?

    Many months back. I deleted a bunch of videos in a folder deep inside my laptop. I no longer remember the folder. Can these videos be restored, maybe using a software? It doesn't have to be good quality. As long as I can see the filenames, I'm ok. But if it is fully recoverable that would be great.
  25. M

    [SOLVED] Adding date to the name of files and folders

    Hi, I would like to add the "Date Created" or "Date Modified" to any files or folders. Possibly by right-clicking on it and running a script from the context menu. Can that be done with autohotkey, batch file or VBS ? Any help would be appreciated example: "test.txt" to "test 2020-10-19.txt"
  26. Z

    [SOLVED] Deleted files

    I have 2 hdd and 1 ssd. I used the ssd to install the os and some program installed under the disk too. Most of my files are saved under my hdd. I understand that when you deleted your file and clear the recycle bin, you files are still able to recover. Because they are store at something...
  27. velocci

    Question Lost folder in QNAP TS-653D NAS

    Hi, anyone have a QNAP NAS? I recently bought my TS-653D. I have 2 Storage Pools, Storage Pool 1 and Storage Pool 2. Storage Pool 1 has my Config volume which is the system volume containing my apps. Storage Pool 2 has my Data volume containing my data. Inside my Data volume, I had a multimedia...
  28. B

    [SOLVED] everything i have on D: drive is deleted !!! help

    so i was trying to delete an app in the control panel , i deleted it , and i went to my D: drive which i have everything there , most of them are games , everything is deleted games , programs everything except some important folders and stuff !!? i went to control panel , the app are still...
  29. M

    Question Extremely weird issue with games installed on Program Files and AppData

    So, long story short, I had been dealing with input lag and a really weird mouse(and drawing tablet) acceleration when playing games fullscreen, and really big loading times, even though I have a relatively new SSD. So yesterday, after months of fruitless troubleshooting, I decided to move those...
  30. layschips5

    [SOLVED] Random Files on me Secondary HDD

    For some reason I appear to be having these random files generate on my secondary HDD. Most of them appear to be empty however some of them contain a file with the extension .file that I can't open. I am able to remove these folders with no problem but they show up again after a little while...
  31. N

    Question files in sd card are damaging rapidly

    Today i noticed that some files in sd card are damaged . It happened two weeks ago too.some Images and videos were damaged and can only see their thumbnails. some Apk files were damaged too. What can i do for this issue ?
  32. I

    Question Restore Point leaves program uninstalled but files still there?

    I recently reverted to the most recent restore point on my Windows 7 machine but it uninstalled 1 big big program (15GB) but left the file folders untouched in C/Program FIles. I want to free up space on my SSD and reinstall that same program again. But what do I do now? Do I just delete the...
  33. G

    Question Samsung Note 8 from Sprint Locked Screen (NO Google/Samsung account, stock software)

    A customer of mine has a Samsung Note 8 from Sprint that has a screen lock. Apparently, the customer has never had a password or security of any type (fingerprint, pattern, etc) on the device, and they have no idea how it got on there. I had them call Samsung/Google/etc to try and resolve the...
  34. tar14444

    [SOLVED] Need recommendation's on how to save over 6tb's of files

    Hello, I'm looking to get your thought's on how I should properly save over 6tb's of Video's/Game's/Photo's. I have heard that external transfer rates would take forever to move the files around but I myself have never owned a external drive. Would it be best to purchase a external HDD or...
  35. M

    Question Recover data from an unallocated SSD after it was unplugged.

    Hi all, Thanks in advance. Please point me in the direction if you know of a solution else where. I was under the impression my motherboard allowed me to hot swap my SSD drives, I needed to get some information off another SSD and just went ahead and swapped out a storage drive, after the deed...
  36. virtualflying

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Network Sharing to automatically sync

    I do a lot of video editing for school. I have a laptop and a desktop, and I prefer to do editing on my desktop. I set up a Windows 10 network, so that when I edit on my laptop on the go, I can come back home, open my laptop, and connect to the laptop projects on my desktop. One of the problems...
  37. nikkolaus

    [SOLVED] Transferring files to new Win10 install

    So, I know this sounds stupid, but it's been forever since I've done such things and I just need a helping hand... I have two M.2 NVME drives. They are both mounted to my motherboard. The old M.2 has an old version of windows on it, all my files, photos, documents, desktop icons etc... The new...
  38. W

    [SOLVED] Internet Explorer cant download files normally

    Hi, I'm have problem with the Internet Explorer 11. After I created new SCCM preconfigured image first thing I noticed after installing is that the downloading files in IE is strange. When i start to download some file there is two options to select - Save/Run. When I click run, file starts...
  39. D

    Question Do Files Degrade From Viewing Only?

    1. Assuming that the hardware is brand new and proven 100% functional, does anybody know if Adobe Illustrator's files will degrade only from viewing them without making any edits, changes, resavings? Or for that matter, is there any adobe product that will cause file degradation only from...
  40. SimonSeesX

    Question Why do I have a folder full of photos and videos - each file's size is more than 58. GBS and size on disk 4KB and the files don't open? anyone?

    These photos and videos: were exported from my mobile to my PC. are not opening with the following error: "it looks like we don't support this file format"