WHAT IS THIS .c00 FILE ?

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  1. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    Looking around my computer yesterday I found a file in my documents created about 10 days ago.
    The thing that worries me is it's size, it is 358MB and has a .c00 as a file type. Windows says it cannot open it as it doesn't know what created it.
    I have googled a bit but not really any the wiser, all scans are normal.
    Any advice would be welome.
     
  2. beetlejuice69

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    It says it`s a Ventura Print file. Do you have printer software installed?
     
  3. stapp

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    I have an HP psc 1215 which I have had for a while.
    The size of the file has me puzzled, do you think I can delete it without any adverse effects?
     
  4. beetlejuice69

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    I`m not sure if it can be deleted if it`s still attached to something. I guess you could make a new restore point and then delete it to see what happens. Then you can always come back if it has ill effects. Then again someone that knows more about that file might chime in here and let you know.
     
  5. ronjor

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    Just rename that file .c00.old and see how it goes. If you need it, remove the .old.
     
  6. Carver

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    You could do a system restore to a point before the file was created.
     
  7. stapp

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    I have tried Ron's advice first and have renamed it .old. I will see what happens. If there are no ill effects after a week or so I will try deleting it, after all 358MB'S is some size!

    I will let you all know how it goes :)
     
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    Have deleted the file, and so far no ill effects. I guess I will never know where it came from.
     
  9. ronjor

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    Stapp

    You can always zip those type files and save them somewhere on your hard drive in case where it came from ever needs it. :D
     
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