After a full scan Norton Anti-Virus tells me it had examined 750,000 files, a figure that has been steadily increasing. This is a ridiculous number relative to usage, how can I find out where these files are located and what they are?
As above,but also have a system cleanup.Look in add and remove programs and remove any unwanted programs first. Then run ccleaner and cleanup click here then defrag and disk clean ;;; start/all programs/accessories/system tools/Defrag and disc cleanup. Then run ccleaner again and reboot.
Then if your system is running ok for a couple of days,maybe clearing those old restore points.Disable system restore/reboot/and enable system restore.
Thank you for help and comments so far but.... Temp and Temporary Internet Files and sub files contain precious few files. Is there no way of configuring Windows Explorer so that it discloses file numbers within folders? If 500,000 files are somewhere other than in Temp or Temporary Internet files then where and what are they? I have XP, Works (very, very little used), Visual Foxpro8 (not used for 4 months), Adobe Elements4 (a recent addition), and am very puzzled. Or is the Norton scan misleading me?
Clearly this one isn't going to be resolved but as a matter of interest after running CCleaner I ran Full System Scan again and watched most of it at work on 727,000 files. There was nothing remarkable until it started on Windows Update folder where there was a huge amount of files but in the Windows Installer folder there were thousands, possible 2/300,000! I shall remain puzzled, the more so as this query relates to a notebook and my PC has nothing like the same number of files with vitually the same applications installed.
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