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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by John, May 11, 2010.

  1. John

    John Flightless Bird

    Hi: I am trying to eliminate all unnecessary files prior to my weekly
    backups. I have not been able to find any folders relating to any of my
    subscribed newsgroups. Are these folders "hidden"?

    John
     
  2. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    In article <4be9e374$0$18433$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com>,
    John <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote:
    >Hi: I am trying to eliminate all unnecessary files prior to my weekly
    >backups. I have not been able to find any folders relating to any of my
    >subscribed newsgroups. Are these folders "hidden"?
    >


    Install CCleaner and run it prior to backup.

    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner



    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  3. John

    John Flightless Bird

    If I had a desire to "PURCHASE" software I would have visited a local
    retailer. My question was directed to "users" who share common interests.
    Take your advertising elsewhere.


    "Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:hsco7v$77r$1@panix5.panix.com...
    > In article <4be9e374$0$18433$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com>,
    > John <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote:
    >>Hi: I am trying to eliminate all unnecessary files prior to my weekly
    >>backups. I have not been able to find any folders relating to any of my
    >>subscribed newsgroups. Are these folders "hidden"?
    >>

    >
    > Install CCleaner and run it prior to backup.
    >
    > http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Al Dykes
    > News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is
    > advertising.
    > - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
    >
     
  4. Jackie

    Jackie Flightless Bird

    On 5/12/2010 01:14, John wrote:
    > If I had a desire to "PURCHASE" software I would have visited a local
    > retailer. My question was directed to "users" who share common
    > interests. Take your advertising elsewhere.
    >

    Hmm.. But CCleaner is freeware and it is indeed a good one.
     
  5. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "John" <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:4be9e374$0$18433$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com...
    > Hi: I am trying to eliminate all unnecessary files prior to my weekly
    > backups. I have not been able to find any folders relating to any of my
    > subscribed newsgroups. Are these folders "hidden"?
    >
    > John
    >
    >


    Tools- Options - Advanced - Maintenance - Store folders.
     
  6. Pen

    Pen Flightless Bird

    On 5/11/2010 5:14 PM, John wrote:
    > If I had a desire to "PURCHASE" software I would have visited a local
    > retailer. My question was directed to "users" who share common
    > interests. Take your advertising elsewhere.
    >
    >
    > "Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    > news:hsco7v$77r$1@panix5.panix.com...
    >> In article <4be9e374$0$18433$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com>,
    >> John <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote:
    >>> Hi: I am trying to eliminate all unnecessary files prior to my weekly
    >>> backups. I have not been able to find any folders relating to any of my
    >>> subscribed newsgroups. Are these folders "hidden"?
    >>>

    >>
    >> Install CCleaner and run it prior to backup.
    >>
    >> http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Al Dykes
    >> News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is
    >> advertising.
    >> - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
    >>

    The man gave you a valid FREE program to accomplish what you
    wanted done, just not what you thought you wanted done.
    So take your lousy attitude elsewhere.
     
  7. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "John" <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:4be9e4f0$0$18707$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com...
    > If I had a desire to "PURCHASE" software I would have visited a local
    > retailer. My question was directed to "users" who share common interests.
    > Take your advertising elsewhere.
    >


    That was nasty! CCleaner is free. Maybe you should take your *attitude*
    elsewhere.
     
  8. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 11 May 2010 19:14:54 -0400, "John" <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote:

    >If I had a desire to "PURCHASE" software I would have visited a local
    >retailer. My question was directed to "users" who share common interests.
    >Take your advertising elsewhere.


    Why would you purchase a piece of free software?

    The recommendation to use ccleaner was legitimate.


    >"Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    >news:hsco7v$77r$1@panix5.panix.com...
    >> In article <4be9e374$0$18433$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com>,
    >> John <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote:
    >>>Hi: I am trying to eliminate all unnecessary files prior to my weekly
    >>>backups. I have not been able to find any folders relating to any of my
    >>>subscribed newsgroups. Are these folders "hidden"?
    >>>

    >>
    >> Install CCleaner and run it prior to backup.
    >>
    >> http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
     
  9. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    That would depend entirely on the newsreader you are using.

    On 5/11/2010 6:08 PM, John wrote:
    > Hi: I am trying to eliminate all unnecessary files prior to my weekly
    > backups. I have not been able to find any folders relating to any of my
    > subscribed newsgroups. Are these folders "hidden"?
    >
    > John
    >
    >
     
  10. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 11 May 2010, "John" <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > If I had a desire to "PURCHASE" software I would have visited a
    > local retailer. My question was directed to "users" who share
    > common interests. Take your advertising elsewhere.


    No, your question was directed toward mind-readers who magically know
    what newsreader you use and what exactly it is you are trying to do,
    despite your mangled and uninformative description. You might consider
    learning how to ask a coherent question in the future.

    What you got was a legitimate suggestion for a utility that will
    generally help you "eliminate all unnecessary files". By the way, if
    you think your "folders relating to any of my subscribed newsgroups"
    need eliminating, you really shouldn't be trying to use the groups in
    the first place.

    What you gave in return was a really ignorant and nasty bit of
    attitude. Don't be surprised when you find that nobody is willing to
    waste any more of their valuable time trying to help you.
     
  11. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Nil
    The poster is using Windows Live Mail to post. You could have seen this if you
    looked at the OP's posting Properties

    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D7658A18B8nilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 11 May 2010, "John" <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> If I had a desire to "PURCHASE" software I would have visited a
    >> local retailer. My question was directed to "users" who share
    >> common interests. Take your advertising elsewhere.

    >
    > No, your question was directed toward mind-readers who magically know
    > what newsreader you use and what exactly it is you are trying to do,
    > despite your mangled and uninformative description. You might consider
    > learning how to ask a coherent question in the future.
    >
    > What you got was a legitimate suggestion for a utility that will
    > generally help you "eliminate all unnecessary files". By the way, if
    > you think your "folders relating to any of my subscribed newsgroups"
    > need eliminating, you really shouldn't be trying to use the groups in
    > the first place.
    >
    > What you gave in return was a really ignorant and nasty bit of
    > attitude. Don't be surprised when you find that nobody is willing to
    > waste any more of their valuable time trying to help you.
     
  12. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 12 May 2010, "Peter Foldes" <maci252211@hotmail.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > The poster is using Windows Live Mail to post. You could have seen
    > this if you looked at the OP's posting Properties


    Yes, you're right.

    Still, it's bad form to ask people to spend their valuable time on you,
    then make them dig for information and make assumptions about things
    you should supply in the first place. And then to go insulting those
    that try to help...
     
  13. gumby

    gumby Flightless Bird

    On 11/05/2010 4:54 PM, Pen wrote:

    > The man gave you a valid FREE program to accomplish what you
    > wanted done, just not what you thought you wanted done.
    > So take your lousy attitude elsewhere.


    I use that prog but it does not delete the newsgroup cache unless you
    configure it to and you need to know where the cache is stored first,
    and that is entirely dependent on what you use as a Usenet reader.
     
  14. John

    John Flightless Bird

    Hmmm....I did not realize that my reply would cause an uproar. There were
    many replies to my request, but only one or two really contributed to
    supplying an answer to my basic question.

    First, I have had numerous problems with freeware. Many are designed to
    infiltrate the system. The recommended software may be entirely harmless but
    is not the answer to my question. I don't want software, all I wanted was a
    simple reply as to the location of the newsgroup caches. All I am trying to
    do is to eliminate all unnecessary files prior to backup. I am new to Win7
    and have not been able to locate caches for the few newsgroups that I visit.
    Thanks to "Trev" I have identified the folders that I was seeking. Thanks
    Trev.

    And I did take the time to research the recommended software capabilities
    and discovered that I would need to KNOW the locations of the caches. Back
    to square one.

    John

    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:9CmGn.3431$0M5.2742@newsfe07.iad...
    > That would depend entirely on the newsreader you are using.
    >
    > On 5/11/2010 6:08 PM, John wrote:
    >> Hi: I am trying to eliminate all unnecessary files prior to my weekly
    >> backups. I have not been able to find any folders relating to any of my
    >> subscribed newsgroups. Are these folders "hidden"?
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >>
     
  15. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    "Peter Foldes" <maci252211@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hsdb9t$424$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Nil
    > The poster is using Windows Live Mail to post. You could have seen this if
    > you looked at the OP's posting Properties


    The responsibility belongs with the OP.
     
  16. Jackie

    Jackie Flightless Bird

    John:
    Such things are usually located somewhere in %homepath%, %appdata% or
    %localappdata%, under a folder identifying the company and/or software.
    Paste %appdata% into the folder path area.
     
  17. Jackie

    Jackie Flightless Bird

    On 5/12/2010 21:22, Jackie wrote:
    > John:
    > Such things are usually located somewhere in %homepath%, %appdata% or
    > %localappdata%, under a folder identifying the company and/or software.
    > Paste %appdata% into the folder path area.

    In Windows Explorer, I mean.
     

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