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« on: December 12, 2003, 04:14:02 PM »

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Hi, I'm not exactly an expert at pc's so don't be surprised at my perimative knowledge Smiley

I was trying to free up some HD space earlier and found a file that exceeded 1gb in my C: drive. (~pttest.dat)I can't remember the file ever being there and am to scared to delete it in case it's a vital system file or something similar. I done a search on the net but couldn't find out what this file was. It was created on the 7/12/03.

Any help on this would be much appreciated thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2003, 04:42:33 PM »

Hi,

I haven't found anything on this either!

I would rename the file, test everything and leave it for a week or so and if all works fine after that, then I would delete it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2003, 06:26:38 PM »

Ok, thanks I'll try that
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2004, 01:34:17 AM »

Has anybody found any new information on "~pttest.dat"?
I just found this file on my PC and this is the only site that turns up in a search.
Incidentally, the file is 327 Megabytes.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2004, 03:39:46 AM »

I also have this file on my hard drive and its taking up 1.12 GB.  I need to know if I can delete it.  If anyone finds anything let me know.

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2004, 02:02:13 PM »

Hi,

Is the file's date and time recent?

If so, to find out what app the file is created by, I would set its attributes to "Read Only" (right click the file and select Properties) and when the apps that writes to it tries to and can't, it will hopefully complain, then you will know what is creating this file.

Let us know your findings.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2004, 07:58:30 PM »

That's an excellent idea Admin, thank you.
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2004, 05:34:11 PM »

I would guess that all of you that had this problem have 'performance test' installed on your pc (either standalone or bundled in with norton systemworks). I had a problem with performance test crashing during a system check and this file appeared afterwards. During the sequential write section of the test this file is created and used to test read/write/search on your pc. In short though the simple answer is that you can safely remove this file without a problem, i have double checked and crashed performance test to check and the modification time and date match.
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