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    Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    I'm finding a number of files
    starting me_
    with lots of random upper- and lower-case alphabetics and numerics following (usually 15, but occasionally 7),
    some of the files being Hidden and some not,
    all 0KB in size,
    in the directory C:Program Files<userid>Local SettingsTemp

    Has anyone come across files of this format? And know which progam creates them and what they are used for?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    I found one on an Internet site, but he was complaining about having trouble deleting them. Never said what they were for. Here

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    Re: Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    Thanks for the reference ... It seems to be the only thread on Google groups (which should have been the place I looked!). And ,as you said, nobody said what program created them.
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    Re: Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    John,
    You could run Filemon from Sysinternals. It monitors all file system activity. You should be able to find what program is creating them.

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    Re: Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    Good suggestion, Joe, but I have no idea when they're created! I'm not sure I have a big enough hard disk for the output, either...! May try this over the weekend, when I'm moving profiles.
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    Re: Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    John, You can filter what Filemon logs. See Options | Filter/highlight.

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    Re: Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    John--
    Sysinternals has great programs. You might also get done what you want with this mystery-I searched for info on these, but I couldn't come up with more--with DX Hog Hunt from Developmental Enterprise, and as a bonus you can get the Hog Favicon for Icons or wallpaper.

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    Re: Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    Thanks for Filemon Joe--this will come in handy and probably does some things I can't do with Hoghunt on files I'm trying to figure and their origins.

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    Re: Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    Alittle late in the game, but I just learned that the files starting with 'me....' are related to Kodaks EasyShare software. They go away when EasyShare is turned off. Just learned this myself.

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    Re: Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    Scott

    That is interesting information and very plausible, since these pestilential zero-byte ME_??????????????? (15 question marks) files exist on my home XP Pro box, which does have Kodak EasyShare on it, but not on work computers, which don't. Puzzlingly I can't find the service (I presume it is) which stops when EasyShare is stoped using the icon from the system tray.

    Shutting down EasyShare enabled them all to be deleted -- but beware that you might have a directory called ME_CATWO!

    By the way -- do you remember where you got the information from?

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Anyone comes across files starting 'me_' ? (XP Pro SP1)

    Only thing I could find--has to be more on Kodak forum sites.

    How Do I fix a problem with the Easy Share.me file from the Catalogue folder?

    SMBP

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