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file00*.chk what is it for?

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Can you delete a file00*.chk in C:\?  One is almost 4 megs, and it would free up some space.
Which files in windows are temp files or can be deleted?
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*.chk file are created by scandisk. When scandisk finds lost clusters - bits and pieces of data with no link to a FAT entry (filename) - scandisk saves these pieces of data as .chk files. The purpose of this is only to give the user a possibility to check these file for important infomation. (e.g. when you has a system crach and lost an inportent document).
When the .chk file contain no important data you can delete these files. They have no other function.

In the Windows directory is a TEMP directory. This is where Windows normally stores his temporary files. While running windows there are allways some files there. When yout Temp dir is occupying a lot of diskspace you can do the following. Shut Down Windows and restart in DOS mode. Delete the contents of the \Windows\TEMP directory. Reboot the PC. This way you can't delete files Windows is using while running...

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