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Old February 9th 14, 06:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Jim Hawkins[_2_]
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Is there a utility that allows you to re-format just a part of a drive ?
I've just saved a full copy of my c: drive (365,372 files containing
32,261,533,321 bytes!) using FastLynx 3.3. It took about 7 hours.
It would be save a lot of time if one could get rid of things like the
Temporary Internet Files before doing a backup.
It's no good using delete, because that doesn't actually delete anything !
It would be so useful to be able to reformat at file level.

Jim Hawkins


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Old February 9th 14, 09:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Ghostrider
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On 2/8/2014 9:56 PM, Jim Hawkins wrote:
Is there a utility that allows you to re-format just a part of a drive ?
I've just saved a full copy of my c: drive (365,372 files containing
32,261,533,321 bytes!) using FastLynx 3.3. It took about 7 hours.
It would be save a lot of time if one could get rid of things like the
Temporary Internet Files before doing a backup.
It's no good using delete, because that doesn't actually delete anything !
It would be so useful to be able to reformat at file level.

Jim Hawkins



Not sure what you mean but try this: (1) Delete the file; (2) Empty the
Recyle Bin, and (3) Defragment the partition in which the file resided.

Next, assuming that the Temporary Internet Files came from IE, set it to
delete them when closing. Better still, manually delete these files from
ToolsInternet Options. Or open Windows Explorer and manually delete.
Repeat (2) above.

GR
 




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