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How to delete orphan files?

By bozmid17
Apr 7, 2010
  1. Someone recently visited undesirable sites on our home computer and downloaded files. Today, my computer ran a chkdsk operation, where I realized it was fixing this unwanted files. I know which directory these files are under, however, being fairly new to computers, I am not sure exactly how to access these files and delete them. Are they under the Indexing Service, and if so, how do I delete them from there?

    Thank you very much for any help! :D
     
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,680   +85

    Chkdsk usually usually fixes the errors and place damaged files in a hidden folder, in root of bootable partition.

    You can open Command Prompt (right click to open as administrator) by going to Start, Programs, Accessories; then type dir /ah , it will give you list of hidden files / folders. There should be a folder named Found.000 or something similar (created by chkdsk), if so you can erase its contents by:

    1. type CD foldername.here and press Enter
    2. type type del *.* and press enter
    3. type cd.. and press enter
    4. type rd foldername.here and press enter

    Once done, type exit and press enter, I hope that solves your issue.
     
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