Solved

Strange files

Posted on 2001-07-14
3
122 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
In my root folder on win 2000, I have files ie:

found.000, found.001, found.002, etc.
and
ffastun.ffa,ffastun.ffl,ffastun.ffo,etc.

They just appeared.   Can I just delete them?
0
Comment
Question by:fayb
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 50 total points
ID: 6282921
The found.00x files are lost file fragments and related information that Windows "finds" when you (or sometimes windows automatically) performs a "chkdsk" (checkdisk) on the system.

The ffastun.ffa... files are used by Microsoft's FindFast utility which tracks office documents and attempts to make finding them faster.  Personally I think it's a waste unless your computer life revolves around Microsoft Office.  If you want to remove them, look for Find Fast Control Panel and disable find fast and then delete them.  Or run Office Setup again and remove FindFast from your installation.
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 6282923
An you can delete the "found" files - but you might want to try to open them in notepad, JUST IN CASE they contain data you can understand...
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:geoffryn
ID: 6282924
Yes.  The found.001 etc is the result of the drive autocheck.  FFastun files are generated by Microsoft find fast I think and should be safe to delete
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
NT Print server: Should be able to print? 1 599
demote crashed domain controller (server 2000) 3 997
Norton Ghost for Windows NT 5 1,456
VBScript not processed at Windows 8.1 logon 2 7,956
In the hope of saving someone else's sanity... About a year ago we bought a Cisco 1921 router with two ADSL/VDSL EHWIC cards to load balance local network traffic over the two broadband lines we have, but we couldn't get the routing to work consi…
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
In this video I am going to show you how to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes using CodeTwo Backup for Office 365. Learn more about the tool used in this video here: http://www.codetwo.com/backup-for-office-365/ (http://www.codetwo.com/ba…
Learn how to create flexible layouts using relative units in CSS.  New relative units added in CSS3 include vw(viewports width), vh(viewports height), vmin(minimum of viewports height and width), and vmax (maximum of viewports height and width).

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now