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What are these files?

  BT 09:49 09 Feb 2004
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My windows folder is constantly accumulating vast numbers of these files which are labelled as .tmp files 0 bytes. I deleted 1300 of them yesterday and already there are about another 100 there this morning

ffca1453_(2DCE1031_236E_4E3D_BEE9_464A1172F4A1)

All the files seem to start with the ff bit and the rest of it is different combinations of letters and numbers. Deleting them doesn't seem to bother anything.

I am using Windows ME

  BT 09:03 12 Feb 2004

I have Hide Protected System Files ticked 'on' in Folder Options but these files are still visible. How do I find and turn off Find Fast?

  BT 18:12 16 Feb 2004

temp003

Thanks for your info but I don't have Find Fast in my Control Panel. The site you directed me to was for Office 2000. I am running Office XP on Windows ME and the site doesn't even mention Office XP

  BT 08:54 17 Feb 2004

VoG
Tried this but Fast Search is not installed. These files are coming up even if I am not using WORD so I think something else is generating them.

  BT 10:19 21 Feb 2004

Tried all this but still no joy

  BT 08:54 22 Feb 2004

Thanks for your help. I have tried all you suggest but I have searched several times and just can't find mdm.exe

  powerless 08:59 22 Feb 2004

What AV app do you use?

  BT 10:09 22 Feb 2004

If you mean Windows Media Player or Winamp by AV app, I have both installed.
I have Pinnacle Studio for Video Editing

  BT 09:19 10 Oct 2004

Seem to have solved the problem. I recently reformatted my Hard Drive and reinstalled Windows and the problem seems to have disappeared.

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