XP caches aborted extracted file


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Guest

Hy Readers, would be very nice to get some help here!

I extracted a big .RAR archive to a harddisk that did not have enough free
space available. The extracted file was written until the harddsik was full
and then aborted.
Now if I try to extract to any harddisk with plenty of space available I get
an error at the end of the extraction process, seems to be exactly where the
first extraction process had to be canceled because of no more space on the
harddisk. The .RAR archive is fine and healthy!

I think the problem is that Windows cached the extracted file somewhere or
remembers the file size!!! As soon as I extract the file again it has its
full size on the disk! BUT when I first extracted the file, you could see
that it started as small file and became bigger and bigger! Now it starts as
full sized file. I hope you understand what I mean ;-)
My question is, where is Windows putting or caching this file or holds
information about that file?! So I can delete it and beginn the extraction
from 0! I Checked all Temp folders, but I could not find it.

Please help me, checked some hours to get more infos about that but no go!
Thanks in advance,
M. Stoerholm
 
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Drew Tognola

M. Stoerholm,

Open Windows Explorer, 'Copy & Paste'
C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR ACCOUNT\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5
Look in all the Temp folders.

Also look in
C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR ACCOUNT\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files

Drew
 
G

Guest

Thanks for your hint, but the file ist not there (all hidden+sys files are
shown..) nor in any other Documents and Settings subfolder :(
 
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Plato

=?Utf-8?B?TS4gU3RvZXJob2xt?= said:
I extracted a big .RAR archive to a harddisk that did not have enough free
space available. The extracted file was written until the harddsik was full

Install a larger HDD.
 

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