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I have .dat files filling up my c drive space on sql server

TCDEFS.DAT :154,007KB

what should I do
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Pawan Kumar earned 2000 total points
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This is not related with SQL Server. It must be a spyware that why it is filling up the C drive.

Try some spyware program or anti virus program and scan C drive..
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WHAT hoe can I remove my drive is filing up
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Do you have any anitivirus or anti spyware in your system? If yes then please scan the system with these programs.
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can I delete some log files so I can have some space
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I am doing now
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active scan found nothing
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by:Pawan Kumar
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Great ! Please .. let me know if you face any issues with this.
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by:Pawan Kumar
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Try MalwareBytes Anti-Spyware program. If you dont have then get it from web. Its good.
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can u remote in I need to increase space on cdrive, it is virtual machine
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by:Pawan Kumar
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First can you check hidden files and their space?
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can u remote in
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I don't where to look , it is urgent
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through teamviewer
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I see lot of .dat files
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by:Pawan Kumar
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They not necessarily be the issue. Files like Desktop.ini may be the issue. The file you mentioned is in KB. Look for big files.

Search *.* with size > 50MB
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can u remote in please
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by:Pawan Kumar
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Boss please understand I am not an expert this area. Also this work is related to IT Guy.
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I see data1.cab and tcdefs.dat files , tcdefs.dat comes in  I cant delete says shairing violations
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but u are sure tcdefs.dat is filling up and it is not related to sql
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by:Pawan Kumar
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yes i m.
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what is data1.cab I should not try to delete them
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I did google it says some old virus definition files
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I deleted most of .dat files, is it correct
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by:Nakul Vachhrajani
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Removed "SQL Server" as the topic area and added "IT Administration" instead since this has nothing to do with Microsoft SQL Server.
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