What's this file ? anyone else have it ?

  mooly 08:47 13 Dec 2009

Running disc cleanup show 0 bytes in "Downloaded Programs).
However if I click "View Files" it brings up,
created in 2006 (long before I had the pc) and last accessed today. Status "Damaged"

Whatever it is doesn't delete.
The file is in
C:\programs\downloaded program files
and is the only one in the folder

Google throws up lots of references too for it...

All my security scans come up clean... and apart from clicking on the view files accidently, I would be none the wiser... PC runs extremely well... no issues at all.

  mooly 09:08 13 Dec 2009

Looking a little more into this and I suspect it's going to be one of those MS "issues" that isn't really a problem after all.

The file shows dependancies as
Windows System32\ATL.DLL

(Date and time created 11am 17th Aug 2009 which was when I was doing the clean install of Vista... PC hadn't been on line at this stage apart from windows update.)

and in turn finding those show they are an MS application related to unicode for XP

It would be interesting to know if anyone else has the same files showing.

I don't know why it say damaged as the file status.

  birdface 10:19 13 Dec 2009

Maybe this.

O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - click here

It's just an activex, so since (as you say) it's damaged, there's no need for it. It will automatically download anyway when needed

  birdface 10:20 13 Dec 2009

Not sure where that click here takes you to.
Downloaded from another forum.

  mooly 12:27 13 Dec 2009

Thanks... erm, I don't know where it took me too either... it opened "windows low IE5" folder on PC.

  mooly 13:14 14 Dec 2009

I use Acronis and if I look in the backups in the downloaded program folder I find the file is called "Desktop.ini"
And the file on the C drive is called as in post one here.

Don't know :)
Can't even delete manually, even tried taking ownership etc... it doesn't want to play lol

  GaT7 13:19 14 Dec 2009

You should be able to delete it with the help of Unlocker click here. G

  iscanut 13:19 14 Dec 2009

Just forget about it :-)

  mooly 14:13 14 Dec 2009

Thanks... Crossbow7... the link brings up "unsafe website" warning (IE)

iscanut... perhaps you are right... there are no issues PC wise... just a puzzle.

  GaT7 14:41 14 Dec 2009

You can also get Unlocker from elsewhere - FileHippo click here. G

  mooly 16:52 14 Dec 2009

Thanks Crossbow7...

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