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I ran wipe free space on my 1 terabyte drive and left it to run overnight. Next day the computer told me that the hard drive was dangerously low on space. This was due to a new file of 795G that appears to have been created overnight by CCCleaner - the name is a long string of letters and digits ending in .rar . It cannot be deleted - access denied. How can I get rid of it and what caused it?

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Try running CCleaner again with Wipe Free Space checked.

 

PS : WFS is useless. Seriously.

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I ran wipe free space on my 1 terabyte drive and left it to run overnight. Next day the computer told me that the hard drive was dangerously low on space. This was due to a new file of 795G that appears to have been created overnight by CCCleaner - the name is a long string of letters and digits ending in .rar . It cannot be deleted - access denied. How can I get rid of it and what caused it?

 

Just to check, did you reboot after running CCleaner, if not, I would. If you run without the Wipe Free Space like Aethec said, and still have the problem, try using, with extreme caution, Unlocker. Unlocker is a great tool, but can be used to delete system files too, and that could cause your system to become unusable. If you have other people who use your computer, during the install you can choose NOT to have Unlocker show up in the system notification area (tray) or in the context menu. That way you would be less likely that someone else might accidentally misuse it.

 

I'm putting multiple links below because once in a while their site goes down and this way we will all have the list.

 

 

Unlocker links

 

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/#download

http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

http://download.cnet.com/Unlocker/3000-2248_4-10493998.html

http://majorgeeks.com/Unlocker_d4660.html

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Unlocker.shtml

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I started with the simplest approach and did a reboot - is there any problem for which reboot is not the answer?. The megafile was still there. However, this time when I tried to delete it the message was "file too large for the recycle bin, do you want to delete permanently". To which the answer was yes please, please, please, and now it is gone! Thanks for the guidance. Niall

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I started with the simplest approach and did a reboot - is there any problem for which reboot is not the answer?. The megafile was still there. However, this time when I tried to delete it the message was "file too large for the recycle bin, do you want to delete permanently". To which the answer was yes please, please, please, and now it is gone! Thanks for the guidance. Niall

 

It's all wfs does, creates a file the size of the hd and then deletes it, Something must of interrupted ccleaner and it never finished.

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It's all wfs does, creates a file the size of the hd and then deletes it, Something must of interrupted ccleaner and it never finished.

Thanks for that explanation ident. It was my suspicion that was the way it worked, and now you've cleared that up for me.

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I started with the simplest approach and did a reboot - is there any problem for which reboot is not the answer?. The megafile was still there. However, this time when I tried to delete it the message was "file too large for the recycle bin, do you want to delete permanently". To which the answer was yes please, please, please, and now it is gone! Thanks for the guidance. Niall

 

 

A reboot is probably one of the most underrated tools there is!!

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