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I have a Pentium 133 running Win95 with Plus!.  Primary hard drive is 5.1GB drive (FAT-16), divided into 3 logical drives.  Drive C is compressed with DRVSPACE3.  I have enough room to uncompress it, but when I try, it tells me that the following files exist on both drives and I need to delete or rename them:

_OFIDX.FFA      _OFIDX.FFL     _OFIDX0.FFX
~MSSETUP.T      IMAGE.BAK      IMAGE.DAT      IMAGE.IDX

What are these files?  They are flagged as ystem or hidden.  Are they from Norton (also installed)?  Can I safely delete or rename them?  If I do, can I then uncompress drive C?
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All the *.ff* files are Microsoft fast find files (comes with MS Office 95 and above). You can turn it off using Fast Find control panel (choose "Stop").

All the Image.* files comes from Norton Utilities. Check that Image doesn't run (maybe if you are running system doctor).

~mssetup.t is something that is created when you are installing a new application. It should be deleted automatically, but if your computer hang during setup or if you stopped setup manually, it stays. you can delete it.

I never had problems uncompressing a drive.
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Thanks, this makes sense.  I will give it a try and report back if this does not resolve it.
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