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    Large .BMP file

    I have a shortage of space on my C drive. I have done all the usual clearouts, but I came across a 99.4MB .BMP file in directory c:MSCANMSOFFICETEMP called P8094436.BMP. I cannot print it out to view as it is too big. Any ideas. Should I just move it to another drive? Can I delete it?

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    Re: Large .BMP file

    Mu suggestion is to rename it or put it in your recycle bin for a week or two, and if it causes no problems, chuck the file.

    Of course, my suggestion will not help you clear up space on your hard drive immediately.

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    Re: Large .BMP file

    Do you have a scanner? The MSCAN folder sounds like it may be used by one.
    I would guess a scan has been made and saved using the default setting - .bmp. The very fact that it is in a TEMP folder means that in all likelihood you can safely follow Kevin's advice above and trash it without a problem.

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    Re: Large .BMP file

    Thanks to both Leif & Ken.

    I have moved it to my F Drive and deleted it from my C Drive. No bad effects so far. Thanks for the hint on how it might have got there. I do have a scanner, and I have had scans fail 'out of memory' - I have 128MB on my machine, which probably explains it.

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    Re: Large .BMP file

    <hr>and I have had scans fail 'out of memory' - I have 128MB<hr>
    I know this is a little off the topic, but if you're running Win98 with 128 meg memory, your scanner settings are probably set to too high a resolution. I know mine were when I first set it up. You may have to settle for slightly less resolution, but you shouldn't be getting out of memory messages.

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