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    Numbered Extensions

    Here I am again, only this time without a problem, only a question.

    Can numbered extensions be safely removed? For instance, .001 .002 etc.
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    Re: Numbered Extensions

    Probably not. Have a look to see if you have similarly named files without the numbered extensions and work out what they are. For example Norton Ghost uses numbered extensions for the second and subsequent parts of a .GHO image.

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    Re: Numbered Extensions

    Yes, I do those same files are for SHDOCVW.DLL of which I have 4 files, 1 in windowssystem, the other 3 are 2 numbered (like I posted before, and 2 are .dll. The numbered files and 1 of the .dll's are in c:/windows/VCM.

    I know that VCM means version conflict manager, but I read somewhere that numbered extensions could be removed safely. I'm checking what I read, I trust you guys and gals more than I do any book I ever read.
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    Re: Numbered Extensions

    Thank you R2, I will delete them and leave them in my new found Recycle Bin for a couple of days. If they aren't called for, they will be deleted permantely. Those numbered files on this computer are quite heavy in size. I don't really need the space, but I like to keep my computer lean & mean (smile).
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    Re: Numbered Extensions

    Numbered extensions like that are frequently listed on the "safe to removed" lists that people 'publish'. Frequently they are 'backup' or replacement copies of other files. From the "Filext.com" site they list these are possilbe types of files that might end in .001:

    Totem Cash Ad File
    Fresh Download Split File (Splits files for download and recombines later.)
    HJSplit File (File splitter for large files.)
    Drivespace Virtual Drive
    Fax Data File
    Hayes JT FAX File
    Often used as backup file
    Tagged Image Format File

    Here are a couple of those lists:

    SAFELY DELETING FILES
    What Files Can I Safely Delete?

    While I cannot verify that it is OK to delete ALL files that end in numbers, I can tell you that many people do it....

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