Packer-backer
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help i need to get rid of a huge file (know clue where it came from)

on my xps computer i found resintly a file that was takindg up 240 of my 293 gig hard drive.
(the file is fragmented) i found it when i checked my repot on a dick defradnent, i tried to defragment it but it did not work so i found the folder name and went to see if i could just delete it but the file was not there. i was woundering if anybody has this ever haven to them and how can i fix it?
 
                  thanks,
                  packer-backer 
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manogamez
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Re: help i need to get rid of a huge file (know clue where it came from)

Can it be a hidden file?
If so just go the folder that it's in, click "Tools", then "Folder Options", then "View", and check "Show hidden files".
Also I would suggest getting WinDirStat.  It shows the size of the files in your drive and you can delete a file by simply clicking on a portion of a picture.
If it won't let you delete the file get the "Unlocker" program.  It allows you to delete anything.
 
Good luck.
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Packer-backer
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Re: help i need to get rid of a huge file (know clue where it came from)

          thanks manogamez for that advise but it didn't work i think i way see if simply deframenting again will help me (hopefully this may work  but i think it will take a couple hours if it works)

        If it does not work does anyboby know how to delete fragmented files that wont be defagmented? (note their are over 6,300 fragments)

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