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DISC SPACE RUNNING OUT What are RO????.bac files?

Q: DISC SPACE RUNNING OUT What are RO????.bac files?

Please help.
I am running out of disc space in a big way!
I have found, in the C:\Windows\system32 folder
a whole bunch of files named "RO????.bac".
Any idea what they are and can I delete?
Some are very old, yet have been "accessed" as recently as a month ago.

Somewhere I read they might be related to a program that I have called Advanced System Optimizer.

I don't know. I've got to find some space!

While I'm here....what about all these ".cab" files?


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A:"...running out of Disc Space" - how to fix?

The HP Recovery Manager creating backup and save to HP Recovery partition. HP PCs - Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (Windows 8) Notebook PCs - Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on HP_Tools (Windows 7)

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Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

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Please reattach your WinDirStat report properly using this following guide:-

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A:Very low on Disc Space

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

Very low on Disc Space Click to expand...

from your spec
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461838 MB, Free - 401860 MB

which disk do you think is low on space and where have you received that report from
All we have to work with is what you tell us, so a little more information from you would be a great help.
3. PC Cleaner Pro is a most unsuitable product to be using
Presuming it is this

the only guaranteed result eventually - and may well be sooner rather than later is its ability to clean your machine to such extent that it stops working.
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A:Where is my disc space???

I'm not sure I can help you with the files but this is a great place to start.

Your files are almost certainly recoverable. There are some guys on here who know loads about it but stuff like this is a great place to start.

That is if it is even deleted.

As a quick, simple explanation point:

When you delete a file, you simply notify the OS that it can use that logical space for use in the future. You might immediately overwrite it or you might never go near it again! This can be exploited to recover "deleted" files (and also how people get caught downloading things they shouldn't be!). There are also some other tricks to get stuff back but that is the main method in a nutshell. It's just a matter of recovering the areas marked as deleted/making the OS think that the area is no longer fit for overwriting. There tend to be some corruption problems in this method as you can get partial overwrites and things. Either way, you can probably get something back.

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A:low disc space

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A:Low disc space?

Follow the instructions in this Tutorial:System Restore - disk space
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Change the size of restore points, move the swap to another partition


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A:Disc space

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A:disc space

did you do a full factory reset or just a re-install

can we see a screen shot of disk manager
control panel>
administrative tools>
computer manager >
disk manager >
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Is there any way to avoid this issue?


A:Low Disc Space


Originally Posted by

Everytime computer backups (have tried configuring this to both E & F Drives but with same result) it uses up all the disc space.

Hi Ben, I'm not sure what you mean by the above statement. Are you backing up your C drive TO your C drive?

And you shouldn't do anything at all with your E & F drives. They are reserved for your system recovery (to restore windows to the day you bought the computer).
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What size is the hard drive?

When is the last time you dumped all your temp and temporary internet files?
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A:disc space

In my opinion,This may be due to different ways of calculating the empty disk space versus file size. To find free disk space when you right-click on a disk icon in "My Computer", Windows uses different API function. But when you select all files inside a folder, Windows calculates size of all files and adds them up. The difference arises because a handle cannot be opened to all files on disk, as some files are locked even for read access. To check, follow same process on a non-system disk (on which you have not installed Windows), like a USB pendrive or another partition on your hard disk.This could also be because of some problems with your file system. You can do a simple chkdsk /f. To do this open Start Menu > Run, type chkdsk /f c: if it asks to schedule a disk check on restart, then answer yes. Restart your computer.EDIT : It may also be possible that your hard disk is failing. You should run a diagnostic tool to check if your hard disk is healthy.
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A:low disc space

How much space is left?

Do you have more than one partition?

Can you archive files to CD/DVD so you can delete them from your drive?
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A:where has my disc space gone?


Understand that what the drive is advertised as, there's always going to be slightly less in actual space. See this thread for an explanation -

HDD's - the Advertized size vs the Actual size.

Then you also have system restore taking up some space if you have it on.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
System Protection Restore Points - Delete

This thread will give you some ideas as to why also. For instance if you never even used Hibernate or had a reason to, you could delete the file. When I did, it actually gave me 10GB back.

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A:[SOLVED] Disc space

Hi -

I too have an HP Windows 8.1 system and hate the bloatware, but I guarantee you it is not consuming >250 GB space!

Verify space usage with Disk Management -
- Press WIN key + X | select Disk Management

Expand Disk Management to full screen, then please take a screenshot and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .


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A:Disc Space Disappearing!

How much disk space do you have left and how much have you cleared in your cleaning?
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A:Solved: Low disc space on c

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A:HELP! low disc space on Recovery D

Try using WinDirStat to see where your space is going.
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A:Disc space vanashing?

As jcgriff2 mentioned in your other post...

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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A:Hard disc space

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A:Disc space vanashing?

Hi -

I suggest that you proceed to to our Security Center, Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum, to have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst. Please be sure to follow THESE STEPS carefully before posting your logs in the Security Forum.

Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possible.

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A:disc space program

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WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

Make sure to choose the free version if you try this one,

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A:short disc space

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A:Low disc space, D Drive

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This process will clean out your Temp files and your Temporary Internet Files. Please do both steps:Step 1:Delete Temp FilesTo clean out your temp files, click on Start and then run, and type %temp% and press the ok button.This should open up the temp directory that your machine uses. Please delete all files that are found there. If you get an error when deleting a file, skip that file and delete all the others. If you had trouble deleting a file, reboot into Safe Mode and follow this step again. You should now be able to delete all the files.Step 2: Delete Temporary Internet FilesNow I want you to open up Internet Explorer, and click on the Tools menu and then Internet Options. At the General tab, which should be the first tab you are currently on, click on the Delete Files button and put a checkmark in Delete offline content. Then press the OK button. This may take quite a while, so do not be alarmed with how long it takes. When it is done, your Temporary Internet Files will now be deleted.See if that helps
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A:low disc space drive c

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You could delete what you put on it that do not want anymore from it, or moving them to another drive that does have free space. Do not delete the Recovery partition or the default files on it. This partition is what is used to recover Windows with.

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Low Disk Space Warning in Vista

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The best thing to do is remove any unwanted programs using the Add/Remove Program Applet. Only remove the programs you do not use and are not required.
Also you can use Cleanup! which will remove unwanted files

Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet.

*WARNING* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temp/temporary folders and does not make backups.

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:
*Click "Options..."
*Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
*Put a check next to the following:Empty Recycle Bins
Delete Cookies
Delete Prefetch files
Cleanup! All Users
Click on the ?Temporary Files? and uncheck the box for ?Scan drives for file matching? if it?s checked.
Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program. Reboot/logoff when prompted.

How big is the hard drive?
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A:Is a virus eating up my disc space?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please subscribe to your topic so that you will be notified as soon as I post a reply, instead of you having to check the topic all of the time. This will allow you to get an email notification when I reply.To subscribe, go to your topic, and at the top right hand corner by your first post, click the Options button and then click Track this topic. The bullet the immediate notification bubble. Then press submit.Lets take a look with MalwarebytesPlease download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:MalwarebytesPlease rename the file BEFORE downloading to zztoy.exe instead of mbam-setup.exeMBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Double Click zztoy.exe to install the application.* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.* Copy&Paste the entire MBAM report (even if it does not find anything) in your next reply Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.If Malwarebytes won't install or runSome types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it. Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run.
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Please help me!!!

A:iHave a problem with disc space...

Hallo WrittenCocaine, If your computer is up to date & both Service Packs are succesfully installed from an elevated command prompt Elevated Command Prompt
You can type; compcln.exe then press enter (you may have to press Y to confirm)

This should free up about 1gb it cleans out leftovers & uninstaller from Service Packs.

If you dont use Hibernate also from an elevated command prompt type; powercfg -h off this will also free up a lot of space

Use disk clean up to delete your old restore points, this will leave you with the most recent one Disk Cleanup

And i would use Ccleaner but please if you are not familar with the mechanics of the Registry then I would leave the Registry cleaner option well alone
CCleaner - Download

There is also the option of uninstalling any software you dont use, i hope this is of some help
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A:Wrong disc free space on XP

Why didn't you uninstall the games in Add/Remove to begin with? You will miss many files trying to do it manually since files go to a lot of different locations.

Did the games not work? Most Win98 games work fine on XP.

I'd suggest that you reinstall each game that you think may have been incompletely uninstalled so that the uninstaller will be repaired and then remove them using Add/Remove.

If you need more space immediately, empty out your temporary files since game installations usually leave a lot there. You can also run System Restore to try to get back to a time before the games were installed, but you should uninstall them properly first before doing that if possible.
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A:Transfering Disc Space - Please Help, Guys!

You're making a common mistake: confusing RAM (Random Access Memory) with drive space (also sometimes called memory).

Your computer stores data in the long-term on your hard drives. Data stored on hard drives will not be lost when the power is turned off, and it is much less expensive to make hard drives in terms of storage space per dollar (hence why hard drives come in sizes such as 160 GiB and 200 GiB, and memory comes in sizes like 512 MiB and 1024 MiB).

If that "guy" added 512 MiB of memory to your system, he added RAM to your system. Your C and D drives are hard drives (they can be on the same physical disk, or they may be on seperate disks).

As to your question: there is no easy way to "move" space from the D drive to the C drive. If they are on the same physical device, it is possible, but not reccommended even for advanced users since it is easy to corrupt the drive's partition tables (the data which seperates it into C and D drives, for example).

One thing you can easily do to help your problem is move files from one drive to the other. Some things CANNOT be moved -- for example, you should leave the "C:\Windows\" and "C:\Program Files\" folders alone, since moving these files will prevent your system from finding them when it needs them. However, stuff in your My Documents folder, especially, can be easily relocated. Just create a new, appropriately named folder on your D drive and Cut & Paste the files you wish to move.

Hope this helps,

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A:Solved: WinXP SP3 low disc space

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A:Low Disc Space After Trojan Infection.

Hi Tom and to Bleeping Computer!

Have you run an error check? I have noticed that sometimes after I run an error check I noticed that my Hard Drive shows more free space. Also, what size is your hard drive?
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A:Constantly Disappearing Disc Space

I also see that I have a lot of GB being used in old Norton360 backup, just like the person who posted that original thread. I want to make sure it's safe to delete that old backup.
I think the problem is bigger than that, though, as nothing has changed in that regard, and this constantly disappearing low disc space problem has only started happening since I went to Internet Explorer last week.
I wish I could find out what those files are that are trying to (and may have successfully?) downloaded. I almost want to right click and choose "download file" just to see what they are so that I could then find them on my computer, but I know that's not safe.
Thanks again, in advance, for your help!
Edited to Add: Just to be totally accurate, MalwareBytes actually did find two things, and did quarantine them. So it seems as though they were successfully removed. However, when I rebooted, I still had that same "low disc space" problem after a bit. So I guess the problem is unrelated to whatever MalwareBytes found and removed, but I figured I'd add that piece of info in case you found it important.
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A:Solved: Help - something is stealing my disc space!!!!!!!

A couple of questions come to mind.

1. Does your Bios see the drive size correctly?
2. Do you have service pack 1 or later installed?
3. What version of Norton Ghost are you running?
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Im in a rut here, because my antivirus programs will not run on such low disc space.

I cannot download programs because I have low disc space

I can't system restore because I dont have disc space.

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I suspect a virus is at work, but like I said above, I cant check.

I removed all my temporary files, my recycle bin, ect.

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A:Drivers say I dont have any disc space! Help!

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A:Low Disc Space Warning/Virus

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A:Solved: To free disc space

It appears you would have to go into the registry and that may not even stop the nag.

Why does OE insist on compacting folders when I close it?

OE has a long and troubled history with compacting folders. In the most current version, OE compacts all folders automatically after you open and close the program 100 times. Compacting folders is absolutely essential for maintaining your files in good working order. Therefore,

Do not interrupt the process once it has begun.
It is best not to use your computer at all until the process is complete, which can take a few minutes.
Under no circumstances must you ever use Task Manager to kill the msimn.exe process, or put your computer on Standby, or turn off the power, or use a memory-intensive program while compaction is occurring. Any of those can cause destruction of your files and the loss of your messages.
If you don't like waiting for that 100th closing, you can compact all folders manually at any time. For best results always use this procedure:

On the File menu, click Work Offline so that no new messages will be arriving.
In the Folder list, click on Outlook Express so that no e-mail or news folder is open.
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Unfortunately that does not reset the internal counter to zero, so OE will still compact after the 100th closing. You can edit the registry manually to reset the counter, or you can use OE Tool to compact all folders and reset the counter at the same time. To reset it manually:

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{GUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0

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A:Just Randomly gained 2GB Disc Space...

I would not worry about 2GB of data. It may be the page file.
I have not run a virus check for months but I do have a virus checker resident to trap virus. I also have spybot search and destroy resident to stop malware.

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A:Another Slow Computer with Low Disc Space

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3956 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 Series, 1024 Mb
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Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0JY92C
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Not Updated