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Hidden files Hi guys I recently downloaded the map updates for my Garmin sat nav into my laptop in order that I might transfer them into my Garmin. However, it kept failing everytime the maps were unpacked, and everytime I double clicked on the update to unpack it, it took up more more memory on my laptop. I have no idea where the data has been unpacked to and I now have no memory left on my hard drive because these damned map unpacks have taken it all up. Anyone have any ideas how I can find them and delete them? They appear to be hidden. I have deleted the actual download, its just unpacked data I need rid of now. Cheers Geordie

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  • Steven Adams
    Steven Adams Aug 05, 2008

    I will add that I have tried the disc cleanup several times and it has made no difference whatsoever.



    I assume the unpacked data goes into some temporary file somewhere, but it is nowhere to be found!



    Cheers



    Geordie

  • Steven Adams
    Steven Adams Aug 05, 2008

    Thanks, but the start menu search was unsuccessful.

    Geordie

  • Steven Adams
    Steven Adams Aug 05, 2008

    Not in My Documents. It is definitely hidden, I need to find it so I can delete it.

  • Steven Adams
    Steven Adams Aug 05, 2008

    Using the start menu search doesn't find the hidden files

  • Steven Adams
    Steven Adams Aug 05, 2008

    Not in Garmin folder. I am running Vista Home with a dual core processor.

  • Steven Adams
    Steven Adams Aug 07, 2008

    This was the most helpful and relevant solution of them all.

    However, I'm still stuck. I think a reboot is in order!

    Cheers

    Geordie

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Search for them by date.
In your search (assuming this is on Windows XP) you can specify a date range that files we modified.

Add that to your search, and see what your results are.

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Download CCleaner and use it to clear up all the Windows temporary files and Internet Temporary files.
It does a better job that disk cleaner:
www.ccleaner.com

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First to make sure that wll is visible, go to "my documents", the go to "tools" then go to "folder options"

now go to "view tab", now make sure the button that says "SHOW HIDDEN FOLDERS" is clicked.

now go to the Temp folder and other folders you may have placed the files to, then delete them

the red line on the directory is the username that you use to logon to your computer, if you dont have one, that may be Admin, Administrator...

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You may also want to look at your "Downloads" folder, usually unspecified downloaded files are pointed there.

hope this helps.

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How to Search for a File or Folder loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); To search for a file or folder: 1. Click Start, and then click Search. 2. In the Search Companion dialog box, click All files and folders. 3. Type part or all of the name of the file or folder, or type a word or phrase that is in the file. 4. In the Look in box, click the drive or drives, folder, or network location that you want to search. 5. Choose one of the following options: a. Click When was it modified to look for files that were created or modified on or between specific dates. b. Click What size is it to look for files that are specific size. c. Click More advanced options to specify additional search criteria. 6. Click Search.
Hope that helps.....

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  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Aug 05, 2008

    Right click any part of your desktop screen and select New >Shortcut then type this C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Local Settings\Temp that way you can create a short cut for your tep folder and all the temp file are there..

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    Mark Gil Aug 05, 2008

    Did you try this solution to check your temp files?

    Right click any part of your desktop screen and select New Shortcut then type this C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Local Settings\Temp

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HI,

can you please let me know the operating system of your laptop?

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  • Priya darshan Aug 05, 2008

    Open up the my computer click on c-drive.them click on programs and you will see a Garmin folder open it up and you can see the files.

  • Priya darshan Aug 05, 2008

    Click on START>SEARCH.You can then type in the file name,select the drive where you installed garmin and click on search.

    Goodluck..


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It will most probably be in
C:\Documents and Settings\your user name \My Documents

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    if you have winrar use it to for finding the hidden files ....



    it will definitely work to find any hidden files in system .........

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Do a search from the start menu, all files and folders, keyword Garmin, or the name of the map package. You should be able to delete the files from the results, if not, then write down the file path and delete them manually.

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 05, 2008

    In the search, there is a box in the advanced tab that allows the search to find hidden files and folders. The advanced tab is bellow the keyword box. Try the search again using this advanced search feature.

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