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Recovering McAfee Compressed backup files?

Q: Recovering McAfee Compressed backup files?

Is there a free and easy way to decompress a set of MaAfee ARBUS files?

I was going through my external HDD and came across a folder that I had forgotten about. The name suggested it was some kind of dump of an old laptop's HDD. There are five files with file names consisting of a common long alphanumeric string and ending in -0, -1, -2, -3 and -4. The combined file size is about 8GB. There is also a 38KB Index.arb file. Opening that file in wordpad shows the word ARBUS in lots of places. A Google search found explanations of what the files are and how to delete them, but I could not find any solid information on how to recover the contents.

The files are over four years old and I am pretty sure there is nothing in them that I would want to pay any money for to recover, but I am curious as to what is in them. I am using a desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. It running a McAfee Internet security package provided through AT&T. The package does not seem to include any kind data backup abilities.

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A: Recovering McAfee Compressed backup files?

See this thread from July 2008: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/734680-solved-unidentified-files.html

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I have encountered some nasty viruses etc including some that stopped my windows updates. (I am operating on w/ XP on a Inspiron 6400) - I have managed to fix the updating problem, but still have some bad stuff b/c the resolution of my screen is blurry and my system is operating very-very slowly. I have tried to remove (O23 - Service: McAfee Online Backup (MOBKbackup) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee Online Backup\MOBKbackup.exe) a number of times but have been unsuccessful - that is my reasoning that it is bad. Am I totally off base? Also in the same regard I can not get rid of (O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service NVSvcALG (NVSvcALG) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\adsldpcy.exe (file missing) - Please advice.Also this is my first post so I am not real sure if it makes any sense - ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 3:10:51 PM, on 7/13/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&#... Read more

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Hey guys, this might seem like an incredibly ignorant question.

I create my computers backup, both the system image, which later I learned, I will not need as much as I thought since I want to do a clean install. And a normal backup, which created over 300 zip files into the backup folders.

The question is.. I ended up with all of these .rars, but I don't know what to do with them once I take them into my new installation, do I just unrar them and let the chain reaction start and will it give me the folders as they are supposed to be? Or do I need to unrar each by each at a time?

Which I hope not..

Thanks for your time.

A:What do I do with the compressed backup files?

Hello Erick,

What were you wanting to do with them?

Those RAR files is part of the backup.

Normally, you would use the method in the tutorial below to restore files from your Windows Backup.Restore Backup User and System Files
If that's not possible, then you could manually extract files using the tutorial below from the location in your screenshot.Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7
If you don't want the backups at all anymore, then you could just delete the computer-name folder

Hope this helps,

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Hello Everyone,

I am new to the form and in some very desperate need of help!

I backed up my computer a while ago using the Windows 7 back up feature onto a 1TB drive that I have. I then switched over to windows 8.1 and was not thinking and deleted my back up from windows 7. I have majority of the files but there are some files that I am trying to recover via "Recuva". I am trying to recover a my engagement video that I recorded, .mov file. It says that is excellent state and then I recover it, how when I recover it there is no video, the sound is all messed up, and the movie is 6 hr long. It seems that I am recovering a file that windows coded/encrypted because it was a backup file. Is there any way to recover a windows back up file that was deleted?

A:Help recovering deleted backup files

Try PhotoRec to recover the file and check whether it is error-free. I have atleast one report from a user here stating while most other recovery software did a bad job with media files with lots of fudge, PhotoRec recovered those clean.The scan may take a longtime. Do not lose your patience.

Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

(Just follow the steps under the heading Recovery)

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HI  I did a one-click backup of my Yoga 3 pro machine when I did a fresh load. It worked like a charm and was convenient. I now, however, need to get some individual files from that backup but cannot find how to do so.  I have checked several forums but have not come right. Please, can you offer some assistance? 

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Hello I have installed win7 sp1 on my PC by custom install I didn't back up anything and I don't have my window 7 install disk can I restore these files? And reinstall back to my hard drive I'm running 64 bit versions window's.

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The only way I know to restore the deleted files would be to do a data recovery scan using a software like Recuva which I have used to recover peoples deleted photos from a previous windows. It worked really well and recovered most of the lost files.

Here is a link to download Recuva: https://www.piriform.com/recuva

PLEASE NOTE: when performing the scan make sure you check this box that says 'Enable Deep Scan' this will take longer but in the past I was only able to recover any data using this option.

Goodluck I hope this is what you were asking for.

Let us know how you get on.

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I am facing two different complications with external usb's

Problem 1: Hardware (?)
This usb IS recognized and mounts - however, the files on it are damaged - possibly because of hardware erosion...
I think ddrescue and safecopy are supposed to be good programs for this type of failure, but I do not know how to use them

Problem 2: Software (?)
This usb is recognized in the device manager, but not in the My Computer (so it doesn't mount). I think I can reformat the usb to make it functional again, but before I do that, I want to recover whatever files are on the drives

Any guide on how i can resolve these two issues?

A:Recovering files from a damaged drive and recovering files from an unrecognized driv

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Alright I have two 40 gb external drives, (this is a laptop )(there both not conected at same time ) Anyways I have a 100 gb internal and 80 gbs has been used. I want to make a backup. Is there any way to compress it while making the backup the problem is i don't have enough space to make a mirrior image and then compress it. I have norten ghost.
any help would be great I'm running a lil low on time tho

A:Solved: Make a compressed backup


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Hi. I am in the process of trying to recover files. My whole D drive (the 78,148MB - see jpg attached) says it needs to be reformatted and so all the files are gone. I download a recovery program (thanks to suggested from this forum -tks!) and it shows that the files are on my computer. Now I guess I have to have somewhere to put all the files when I recover them.

I am picturing I just need to purchase a 100MB removable hard drive. Then I will just have to plug it in via USB and then transfer using the recovery program. Kind of just like when I transfer music to my mp3 player. Obviously my level of computer knowledge is NOVICE. Is that all I will need to do?


A:Help recovering files... recovering relocation?

what is your question? if you want best way to do it i figure a external harddrive and an os that works should do. if the windows that you have installed is not working. you can try knoppix a linux that boots from a cd

and resize your pictures

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Is it possible this is an integral part of Internet Explorer? McAfee WebAdvisor BHO    WebAdvisor    McAfee, Inc.    c:\program files (x86)\mcafee\siteadvisor\mcieplg.dll    11/6/2017 6:10
PM    McAfee has never put a breath into this computer. Windows 10, Core i5, 16 Gig, 1 TB hard drive. Email responses please forward to: [email protected]
Thank you!

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My system information.IMB Thinkpad Lenovo T420
Windows 7 64 bit
Hard drive is encrypted with McAfee Endpoint Encryption v6
320GB hard drive
2 partitions; 1 main partition, the other partition is labeled BDEDrive (which I think is a standard Windows 7 partition)

This past Friday, my Windows 7 machine locked up. I waited for it to respond for about 15 minutes. It didn't! So I held the power button down to give it a fresh boot. The machine blinked a blue screen of death and rebooted to a standard Windows diagnostic screen. The machine automatically ran the diagnostic with no solution. This was in an endless loop. I ran CHKDSK from a DOS prompt without any success.

I then pulled the hard drive to hook up to another system to see what I could find. It asked me to reformat, which I did NOT do. I did some Google research and it appears that the MBR or partition was potentially damaged. So I downloaded TestDisk and tried to scan the partition (Intel - without logging); quick scan and deep scan did not return anything to recover (but was able to completely scan the drive). So at this point I logged a help desk ticket with my company.

I brought the machine in Monday morning and they told me that the hard drive is encrypted with McAfee. They tried to run some software on my machine from a USB drive (I did not catch the name of it) but it locked up and they did not try it again. They pulled the hard drive from the machine to test it via a diagnostic machine and got an I/O error.... Read more

A:Recovering Data from a McAfee Endpoint Encryption Corporate Hard Drive

Here's the first part of the log from TestDisk.

Tue Jul 22 13:46:10 2014
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <[email protected]>
OS: Windows 7 (7601) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.7, Cygwin 1007.17
Compilation date: 2013-07-30T14:08:52
ext2fs lib: 1.42.2, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=160041885696
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=160041885696
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=159713853440
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\D:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\D:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\D:
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\E:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\E:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\E:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\F:)=319744376832
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\G:)=314572800
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 160 GB / 149 GiB - CHS 19457 255 63, sector size=512 - HITACHI HTS723216A7A, S/N:3E285426AG8KN1, FW:EC1Z
Disk /dev/sdb - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63, sector size=512 - ... Read more

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Please can someone help.In my Lenovoe G50-45,     Initially I had installed windows 7 on it as I hated win 8.1., I upgraded it during the free year to Windows 10 Home, and then decided I needed more room, so I upgraded the hard drive to a 2TB 7mm Firecude Hybrid drive. and then I bought an upgrade to Win 10 Pro.Anyway, I cant remember the partitioning info I ended up with, as I can't remember if I Ghosted it or did a fresh Win 10 install, and then the Win 10 Pro upgrade. A few weeks ago, I had suspicions that the drive was going faulty, so I ran some Seagate tests, and also others, and they all indicated that doom was not far away, so I did a ONEKEY image ( a USERS Backup ) on an externat 2tb backup drive.   However, I am now u able to use this as I keep getting the message " THE PROGRAMME CANNOT RESTORE THE SYSTEM PARTITION BECAUSE IT'S STRUCTURE IS INCORRECT.  YOU MAY HAVE TO RECREATE THE PARTITION TO CONTINUE. "    ( aS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE.) All I have that may help is a file called " Backup.wsi ",  But it is gobbledegoock to me.Can anyone PLEASE help.  I forgot to mention.  I do have a RECOVERY USB Stick, which sets the laptop back to factory settings, with Win 8.1, and all the partitions, which, including the hidden ones, I think there are about 5 or 6. I have just received a replacement 2TB Firecuda drive from Seagate under warranty, so please could someone decode the  info to English,... Read more

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I'm have an 160GB Intel X25-M SSD installed in my Dell Laptop running Win8 64-bit. I created a backup image on an external HDD which I would like to update and then perhaps have the need to recover to the updated image if the recently discussed problem with update KB2862772 should occure. Click here to view the TSG post discussing the problem.

My question regards whether recovering from a backup image to an SSD requires one run a secure erase on the SSD prior to doing so? In my research so far it been implied one should not only do a secure erase (GParted was recommended), but also create a partition table and create the required partitions. This all seems unnecessarily complex and I would like to hear what TSG members have to say on the subject.

Thanks to all who respond.

A:Recovering backup image to SSD

You don't need to do a secure erase, secure erase should only be done in certain situations where the drive is not performing up to par or having issues.

If you are making an image, and not a clone, then you will need to create and format a partition on the drive to store the image on. If you are cloning then no partitions are required as the clone will handle all that. But an image is the way to go for backups.

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I will openly admit I don't have 100% of the details in this case. As far as I know, this person used the windows backup system to backup his mydocuments/mypictures to a dvd. This isn't supported by Microsoft, but apparently it didn't stop him from doing it. However, it is not possible to use the windows backup tool to restore that data. This is a known bug, which microsoft of course says is working as intended.

Tonight I got the DVD from him, hoping I could do something with it. However, neither of my computers are able to find anything to even read from on it. If I had to guess I would say the dvd is corrupted. Is there any way I would be able to recover the backup file from the dvd, so I can at least try and get SOMETHING out of it? Apparently the files are EXTREMELY important to this person, to the point of costing him his marriage.

A:Recovering windows backup from dvd

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please forgive me if this is extremely long-winded. it's 3 weeks worth of trial and error, very tedious, but if anyone's willing to help me i want to try and explain it so that they hopefully have all the information and hopefully it makes sense.

...i was trying to burn all my precious data to cd, when i stupidly "cut" (not even copied) the files and pasted them to the drive, and never officially wrote them to the cd - and, because i don't know anything, i thought that was enough and i was done. but when i took the cd to my other computer, there were only shadowy images of the containing folders and all the files ...and when i opened the individual files, the data looked like gibberish (symbols) .
then, before i could do any sort of data recovery on the originating computer, disaster struck - unmountable boot volume error - and, i assume all the efforts made to get the machine functioning again, probably overwrote data ...plus, due to a misunderstanding, i have since also done a system restore and had to use the computer too.

now... i've run quetek file scavenger but probably did that the wrong way, too. the program showed a choice of drives (a, floppy; c, main; d, dvd; e, cd burner and... drive 0, with 38gb in parenthesis beside it) and... in my uninformed reasoning i thought drive 0 would have the largest contents so i selected that one. then .......i didn't know where to recover the files to. i bought a flash drive and it appears as ... Read more

A:Recovering from Botched Data Backup...

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Ok, I was having some ram issues, which I traced back to my 512mb stick (I had a 1024 and a 512, they didnt get along) Afer removing the 512 stick, I rebooted the computer. Everytime it boots up I get the message "Windows had to recover the registry from a log or back up file, the recovery was successful"

How did pulling a stick of ram manage to cause this, and what can I do about it?

A:windows recovering registry from backup on every boot

This is XP?
What happens if you log in to safe mode with user name administrator (if you did not password protect this account leave password blank) and then restart?
What happens if you boot to that profile and create a new profile (user account ) with admin priveleges and boot to it , shut down and restart?

What happens if you choose "last known good" from the list of options when you try to boot to safe mode.

Unlike win98, XP does not have a permanent registry . The XP registry is created as it boots from data stored in multiple files called hives (.hiv) which load at different times during the boot process.
Since the hiv files are saved each time windows shuts down (windows is now saving your settings) then your problem either indicates that the current hiv for your profile is corrupted and even when it restores the backup copy, when you use your profile some virus or something is again corrupting it; or it indicates that your computer is shutting down before these files get written from RAM to hard drive.
Check your hard drive settings, disable write behind caching. (Device manager, choose the drive, properties/ policies)

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I've been getting ready for a disk replacement after 7 1/2 years but the disks arrived too late to avoid anything problematic.

My external HDD gave a cylindrical error while reading some data in a program so I knew this was going to be the end of it. I tried to avoid running chkdsk and suffer so I had time to backup but my harddrives won't come in the mail until tomorrow. I tried to navigate to the directory that gave the cylindrical error and half the files couldn't be found, as expected, going back the entire file tree containing couldn't be found either so I tried running chkdsk anyway and just go with it but it couldn't "load a RAW partition", so the boot sector of the drive failed, without thinking I shut off the drive and turned it back on.
Big mistake because now nothing loads at all.

I tried chkdsk /R, which did not work.

I downloaded testdisk and I'm running an analysis right now, its working, but extremely slowly (has been running for more then a day and is at 1%) and often gets stuck on a cylinder for several minutes to half an hour often resulting in a read error.

I have EasUS Partition Manager Pro 10.5 and HDD Regenerator as well if this does not help.

I'm not really familiar with testdisk, I never used it before, I did read the "manual" but that's only describes one scenario, mine already differs from whats on the site so I could use some help in how to fix this so I can access my data, copy and paste everything to the new HDD... Read more

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Please save my marriage.

We got a nasty virus on our home computer which has all of my and my wife's emails and contacts on it. After having no success getting rid of the virus and since I knew I had a good back up (Windows Backup) I decided to get rid of the old Vista 64 and rebuild my machine at Windows 7.

I was able to recover everything except my Thunderbird email accounts.

I have tried deleting the new profiles and pasting the old profiles in there place to no avail.

System was backed up using Windows backup (Vista 64 home premium)
Rebuilt at Windows 7

A:Recovering Thunderbird profiles from Windows backup

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How can i see what is in my compressed files?

A:Compressed Files?

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On Disk Cleanup my pc scans for compress old files, even though it is unchecked and takes a long time to complete. It finds about 50gb worth of old files. Its been doing that for about 6 months which it didn't previously. Is it ok to delete those compressed old files without losing anything I may need or actively using?


A:compressed old files

Is it ok to delete those compressed old files without losing anything I may need or actively using?Click to expand...

If they are system or application files that you do not completely understand you should not delete them. If they are your data files you are in a better position than we are to determine if they are important to you.

These are files you compressed some time in the past, but you now no longer compress old files, right?

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I just did a disk cleanup and it had over 700,000 compressed files. It said it would not delete those, should I somehow delete them or what exactly is this?

A:Compressed Files

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I D/L a prog from IRC (for evaluation purposes soley) and it was compressed into 30 x 15k .rar files. It appears all files contain the same volume with 2 files, .bin and .cue file. How can I try out this prog, I can't seem to unrar, it just keeps overwriting the same file when I do????

A:Compressed files

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When i run the scanning computer device to free some space on my computer, in my D:, there is this columne reading soemthing like compressed files or seomthing. It is one where they compressed my unused files or seomthing like that.

It took up 2GB of my HDD. So I was wondering, is it save to delete those files? or are they files on my computer which are compressed to free space and if i delete them then i'd lose all those files?

HOpe I explained my self clearly here.

THank you

A:Compressed Files

If your multimedia files are still there, than it's ok and you didn't delete anything necessary...

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Have been unable to open the following file types:
Real Player clip files
I have subscribed to a number of software programs (Free File Viewer, Real Player,Total Audio Converter...) to no avail.
Your assistance would be appreciated

A:Compressed Files

Hi Melitao, and Welcome to TSF,

When you say 'unable to open', what exactly do you mean? When you double-click, what happens?

Right try clicking, selecting 'Open With' and chosing an appropriate program from the list.

Let me know how you get on!

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I run disk clean-up on drive C: but still shows 82,000 compressed old files still there every time. Yesterday,..this morning,... tonight...every time they're still there.How do I get rid of them??

A:Old compressed files not gone

what are the compressed files used for
give us a few names with extrension
and what directories they are in

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I have Wxp installed in my Laptop. When I perform a Disk Cleanup, there is a check box "Compressed Old Files". Should I too check this box or not? What is he purpose of these files?

A:What are Compressed Old Files

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I recently ran disk cleanup and clicked to compress files. Now I am trying to find all my documents and I don't know if they were compressed or deleted (OUCH!). Is there any way to find out if they were simply compressed and where they are now so I can uncompress them. These were some very important files to me and I would love to get them back! Please HELP!

A:where do compressed files go

The "Compress Old Files" option does not delete the files . . it just compresses them, which is not a good idea. They should be in the same place they were before the compression, just shown in Blue.

If you know the name of one of the files, you can search for it to see where they might be

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Please be patient with me.

I received the notification that c: drive was full and needed to be compressed or whatever it stated. So, I did it and now files are gone! There is no restore point, those were erased. I have a d: drive that has some information but when I try and move or copy those items I mess up more things.

Has anyone encountered this problem? I can't believe I did this. Please please help.


A:where do compressed files go?

Hi Laura, welcome to TSF

this is a little strange. Have you noticed any change to the files and folders which remain on the C Drive? Usually compressing them will change their titles to blue.

Also, can you remember what files and folders were earmarked for compression?

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I have a hp pavilion and some how my files got compressed an i don't have any program disk or recovery disk what can i do to fixs this?

A:my files got compressed

Right click the file or folder you want to uncompress, click Properties.
On the General tab, click the Advanced button
Uncheck the box for Compress contents to save disk space
Click Apply
If it's a folder that is not empty, check the box for Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files, then click OK.

Some files like desktop.ini won't uncompress when doing an entire folder, they have to be done individually.

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Why this title? Just because I need to compress files and I'm looking for some suggestions about eficient compresion programs and if possible ways to maximixe compression, of course all in a Windows 7 enviroment (64 bit).

A:Compressed files

Hi Combine,

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. It supports 64-bit Windows.

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My Windows Xp isnt wanting to extract zip.files , it keeps saying blocked.
ive tried a few ways to do it by downloading 7.zip still wont work.
ive also read where you can tick the unblock option in the properties view. but there isnt an unblock option. Any help please? thank you

A:Compressed zip-Files

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Following a 'crash' I re-installed Windows XP Pro. Because there was not enough space for the re-installation all the old files have been compressed into a folder. Can I safely delete this folder or are any of the old files still being used?

A:compressed old files

How did you "reinstall" . . it sounds as though you installed on top of the old installation?

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My Z210 came with stripped RAID-0 array which is currently made up of 2x 1TB HDD where the OS partition lives. I want to change this to mirrored RAID-1 but since the IRST application does not allow RAID level migration of this type, I thought I?d try another approach.
As a solution, I'd make a backup, using the Windows Backup and Restore application. Then I'd change the array using the iRST Boot ROM before recovering the backup to this new array. But obviously a 1.9TB backup into a 932GB array does not go
So, in preparation for making a backup, I first disabled "System protection" and the "Page file". Doing this allowed me to shrink the OS partition to around 50GB using Disk Management. Then I re-enable "System protection" and the "Page file" before making the backup and creating a System Recovery Disk. This resulted in a 35GB backup which I stored on an external USB drive. And now a 35GB backup can fit on my reconfigured 932GB RAID-1 mirror
As such, I cold booted my system and during the start process I pressed CTRL-I to get into the Intel RAID Boot ROM. Mind you, CTRL-I only worked if I cold booted and directly plugged the HP USB keyboard into the first USB slot on the rear of the system. The first USB slot is at the upper left when looking at the rear with the tower upright. Plugging the HP USB keyboard into any other USB port or into the hub of my Dell monitor didn't allow me to access the Intel RAID Boot ROM!
HP should really investigate this fau... Read more

A:Poor support/Problem with recovering a Z210 system backup wh...

I was able to resolve the Intel RST application issue by updating to later Intel driver v11.2.0.1006 but this highlighted a few issues which HP should address, see linked post above. PS: adding this post so i can mark thread as solved.

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I didn't knew Norton could have download insight on compressed files too.

I downloaded a harmless sample from testmypcsecurity called keylogtest. Its in zip.

I extracted & Norton detected it. I checked quarantine & the detection at the end mention download insight.

If I disable Norton auto-protect & extract keylogtest, enable auto protect & open the extracted folder or execute keylogtest then Norton doesn't detect it. With auto-protect enabled if I again extract it to the same folder then Norton detects it.
Plzz test & verify.

If malware hub testers here disable autoprotect to extract the samples then Norton would not detect the samples, offcoz if the above is correct & the samples in question are download insight detection & not signs, sonar, etc...

A:Norton & Compressed Files

When I used norton the first times in the hub, I disabled them self-protect extracted and into a normal scan, and how did the results were not positive.
However nevertheless not disable auto-protect and download the samples (in a VM, of course) and the extract and Download Insight detected and automatically, eliminated. Having positive results (which I personally surprising)
Download Insight and SONAR (in my opinion) are the most powerful tools in Norton, however this depends on self-protect.

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If I disable Norton auto-protect & extract keylogtest, enable auto protect & open the extracted folder or execute keylogtest then Norton doesn't detect it. With auto-protect enabled if I again extract it to the same folder then Norton detects it.Click to expand...

I think it could be a bug, just that it would be illogical norton which was first detected (by Donwload Insight) and no time after (it happened to me too)

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I believe I got a message something like Unused or old compressed files have been moved. I am missing a lot of pictures and home videos. I already searched for mov and avi using windows search. These files have been missing for months btw.

Are they put in zip/rar folders? Where exactly do they go? lol

A:Where do compressed files go to after cpu has been defragmented?

If you are using the built in Windows XP defragmenting tool on your hard disk, it will not move or compress files or hide them in any way that you would be unable to find them.

Things should not be put into a ZIP or RAR file unless it happens by your own hand(s).

It is possible to use Windows XP tools to compress files, but they should still be available in the original location unless they were moved by some other method.

If you saw some message about unused things being moved, perhaps it was the desktop cleanup wizard that moves stale desktop shortcuts to a new folder due to inactivity, with 60 days being the default. These items are removed from the desktop to a separate folder called Unused Desktop Shortcuts and can be easily restored. This wizard can also be configured to run differently or completely disabled.

The Recycle Bin might be a good place to start looking if you know specific files and the items have not been deleted from the Recycle Bin.

If you can supply more information about the messages you see, what you think you are missing, why you think defragmenting may be involved, or any other non XP tools you are using maybe we can help you locate the missing items if they have not actually been deleted.

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im not sure if this is normal...
i got 148,198k of compressed files
can its make my cpu usage go high? or become a threat if i leave it like that

A:148,198k of compressed files


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A lot of my files have compressed on their own (in a light blue colour) - I
didnt authorise this (not that I am aware of).

I know how to change them back manually, singularly, but there are far too
many to do this way. Is there any magic button I can click on to revert all
my files back to normal - i.e. not compressed?

If I access them, they still stay blue after I have closed the file.


A:Solved: Compressed files

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Using Windows XP Pro, when ever I right click on a *.rar file that file will be deleted or simply disappears and I can not find it after this. If I simply open the file using WinRar or other application it has no problems and will be uncompressed/unpacked. I usally right click on a file to select what application I want it to run under, if have tried other formats like *.zip and never any problems, just with *.rar.

Has anyone seen this before? it is driving me crazy, once I right click on a rar. file it gets deleted and I will have to re-download the entire file again.

Thanks for your help


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I am having a problem in Windows XP with Symantec Ghost - bulks at restoring compressed files. So I would like to change all to uncompressed, but have not found a way to find them easily. Does anyone know of or have software that will search a given hard drive and list all compressed files?

Thanks for any assistance.

A:How to find compressed files

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When i download things, i would prefer to just open it instead of saving the zip file. When i try to open it with winzip, nothing shows up on the classic and wizard interfaces. It is just blank. When i save though, and open the saved zip file, it works like no problem. Please help, this was a bit hard to explain, so just ask me to refraise somthing i u dont understand.

A:Can't Open Compressed Files

AFAIK you cannot open a zip file without it being loaded onto your computer.

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I am trying to copy a ZD file from one DVD disc to a CD disc. Even though I don't have the software to open and view it can I still copy the file to a disc??
Also a ZGB file on another disc

Thanks Much

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Not familiar with W2000PRO.

Checked out Disk Cleanup, and it displays 14,581KB of Compressed Files.

Q#1. How/where can these files be found?

Q#2. Is it safe to just delete the Compressed files with Disk Cleanup?

Thanks for the help.

A:Finding Compressed Files

I don't have 2k but I would think if you do a full drive Search for either *.zip or *.cab it might turn up something in the way of compressed files.

I certainly wouldn't recommend deleting them until you know more about them unless they happen to be in one of the Temp folders. Even then it's good policy to send them to the Recycle in for a reasonable period before dumping them.

For a comparison, I'm running XO Home and I currently have 185 .zip files and 85 .cab files. Given that yours are only 14 Megs, I would just leave them alone if I were you.

My 2

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Hi ive compressed my files on my acer laptop which is windows vista now i cannot get anything on what do i need to do please

A:Compressed files on acer

Uncompress them. Unless you also compressed the boot files and cannot boot into Windows. In that case you need to install Windows or "recover to factory defaults." You could also first try a Startup Repair if you have an installation DVD or if your Recovery DVD includes that feature.

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When I go into XP and run Disk Cleanup, I get an option to clean up Compressed Files which tend to be as big as 2GB to 3 GB!

Since I have a small HDD, space is at a premium.

When I run Vista's or Windows 7's Disk Cleanup, I never get that option. I always have to go into XP to clean up compressed files!

Is there any way to get Disk Cleanup to show the option to remove compressed files?

Is it also because I have my XP running on a FAT32 partition compared to Vista / Win 7 which itself is on NTFS?

Or is it because XP is on a completely separate HDD?


A:How to clean up compressed files?

Well, geez! Over a week has passed and no answer?

C'mon guys!

I even tried the Extended Disk Cleanup which I got from Vistax64.com, but no use!

Please help!

Thank you for your time!

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I was looking in Disk Cleanup and saw some bytes in Old Compressed files. What is that?

A:Solved: Old Compressed Files

Files on your drive that have not been used in a while. They may still be important and needed, but since they haven't been used for a while, Disk Cleanup compresses them to save dusk space. It does not delete them.

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I have done the basics with cleanmrg and disk cleanup and still have tons of old compressed files. please help!

A:how to delete old compressed files

nannycwa, Disk Cleanup does not actually delete compressed files nor do you want to.

Compress Old Files

Unlike the other categories, Compress Old Files doesn't delete any files from the drive. It compresses files that Windows hasn't accessed for a specified period of time. The files are still available, but there will be a slight increase in access times because the files will be decompressed the next time they are accessed. Note that when Compress Old Files is highlighted an Options button appears. Clicking it will allow you to set the number of days to wait before an unaccessed file is compressed.



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