Duplicate Files

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by NG, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. NG

    NG Guest

    Hi,

    I currently use Windows 98 SE and my computer is a HP Omnibook 4150 laptop.

    I have just used Easycleaner to scan my comp for duplicate files and it came
    back with an endless list.

    As you can see from the list, the majority of the duplicated files are
    located in C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO and C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS

    As my computer is slowing down, I would like to delete any unnecessary
    files, however as I am a novice, I am unsure as to whether or not I can
    delete any files and if so, which ones?

    Any comments would be appreciated

    Neil

    PS: PLEASE FIND PART OF THE DUPLICATE FILE LIST BELOW:-
    Name Size Type Modified Attr File version Product version

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\COMMAND.COM 93890 MS-DOS Application 1999/04/23 22:22 A
    C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EBD\COMMAND.COM 93890 MS-DOS Application 1999/04/23
    22:22 A

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\IO.SYS 222390 System file 1999/04/23 22:22 RHS
    C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EBD\IO.SYS 222390 System file 1999/04/23 22:22 A

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO\A3D.DLL 495104 Application Extension 1999/08/16
    10:45 A 4.05.00.1002 4.05.00.1002
    C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO\AUDIO3D.DLL 495104 Application Extension
    1999/08/16 10:45 A 4.05.00.1002 4.05.00.1002
    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\A3D.DLL 495104 Application Extension 1999/08/16
    10:45 A 4.05.00.1002 4.05.00.1002
    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\AUDIO3D.DLL 495104 Application Extension
    1999/08/16 10:45 A 4.05.00.1002 4.05.00.1002

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO\AECU.SYS 11484 System file 1999/08/16 10:45 A
    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\AECU.SYS 11484 System file 1999/08/16 10:45 A

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO\CRL197X.VXD 12520 Virtual device driver
    1999/08/16 10:45 A 4.05.00.1002 4.05.00.1002
    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\CRL197X.VXD 12520 Virtual device driver
    1999/08/16 10:45 A 4.05.00.1002 4.05.00.1002

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO\CRLDS3D.VXD 411189 Virtual device driver
    1999/08/16 10:45 A 4.05.00.1002 4.05.00.1002
    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\CRLDS3D.VXD 411189 Virtual device driver
    1999/08/16 10:45 A 4.05.00.1002 4.05.00.1002

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO\CRLP3D.EXE 23552 Application 1999/08/16 10:45
    A
    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\CRLP3D.EXE 23552 Application 1999/08/16 10:45 A

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO\CRLP3D.TXT 236 Text Document 1999/08/16 10:45
    A
    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\CRLP3D.TXT 236 Text Document 1999/08/16 10:45 A

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO\ES197X.DRV 149296 Device driver 1999/08/16
    10:45 A 4.06.00.4009 4.06.00.4009
    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\ES197X.DRV 149296 Device driver 1999/08/16 10:45
    A 4.06.00.4009 4.06.00.4009

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO\ES197X.VXD 260200 Virtual device driver
    1999/08/16 10:45 A 4.06.00.4009 4.06.00.4009
    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\ES197X.VXD 260200 Virtual device driver
    1999/08/16 10:45 A 4.06.00.4009 4.06.00.4009

    Duplicate files.....
    C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\AUDIO\ESENUM.VXD 10768 Virtual device driver
    1999/08/16 10:45 A 4.06.00.4009 4.06.00.4009
    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\ESENUM.VXD 10768 Virtual device driver 1999/08/16
    10:45 A 4.06.00.4009 4.06.00.4009
     
    NG, Nov 4, 2003
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  2. NG

    Harrison Guest

    If you have the Windows CD, you can safely delete the entire contents
    of C:\Windows\Options\Cabs. These are OS installation files and if
    they are not found in this location, you will be prompted for the CD.

    C:Omnibook\drivers\audio is a folder to which drivers were extracted
    for installation by whomever set up the computer. You can also safely
    delete that folder as well. Once the drivers are installed, you no
    longer need it.

    Other tips:
    See if you have a folder named something like C:\Win98 or C:\W98.
    Check the contents of it against the contents of your Windows CD. If
    they match, you've just found that someone copied the CD contents over
    to the hard drive before installing Windows in order to run setup from
    the hard drive. If this is the case, you can delete that folder as
    well.

    Make sure your file system is FAT32 and not FAT.
    Right click the C drive and select Properties.
    If it is FAT, sue the conversion tool to convert it FAT32. This will
    free up space as well.

    Reboot the computer and delete the contents of the Temp folder.

    Delete any unused bitmaps (backgrounds) and screensavers in the
    windows folder.

    Defrag.
     
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    Harrison, Nov 4, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 23, 2009
    °Mike°, Nov 4, 2003
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