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May 22, 2005 5:42:25 AM

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Hi everybody

Sorry to bother you all with this question, I know its been asked
before, I just can't find it.

My question is; does anybody know of a way to stop 98se choking on
large file deletes?

Best regards

Tony
Anonymous
May 22, 2005 5:42:26 AM

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On Sun, 22 May 2005 01:42:25 GMT, Tony <Tony.Yarwood@XXXfreeuk.com>
wrote:

>Hi everybody
>
>Sorry to bother you all with this question, I know its been asked
>before, I just can't find it.
>
>My question is; does anybody know of a way to stop 98se choking on
>large file deletes?
>
>Best regards
>
>Tony

Tony,

It can take awhile for the system to digest a massive delete. If you
wait awhile it should recover. If not and you need to reboot then
it's another matter. Try waiting 5 min. or so. For me, the mouse
still moves and I click on another folder, then when the files in
the other folder appear the system has recovered.

Regards,

Bill Watt
Computer Help and Information http://home.ptd.net/~bwatt/
Anonymous
May 22, 2005 5:42:26 AM

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You are apparently using IE6 and it uses two files that are the culprit:
browselc.dll and browseui.dll
If you were to replace these files with the same files from IE5.5 SP1 (v
5.50.4522.1800), the problem would disappear. However, I do not know what
problems this could cause and I do not recommend replacing the files.
--
Regards

Ron Badour, MS MVP Windows 98
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"Tony" <Tony.Yarwood@XXXfreeuk.com> wrote in message
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> Hi everybody
>
> Sorry to bother you all with this question, I know its been asked
> before, I just can't find it.
>
> My question is; does anybody know of a way to stop 98se choking on
> large file deletes?
>
> Best regards
>
> Tony
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Anonymous
May 22, 2005 5:42:26 AM

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To add to the other replies, also see here for an explanation of the bug --
Win9x Explorer vs. Bulk File Ops:
http://cquirke.mvps.org/bexp1.htm
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
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"Tony" <Tony.Yarwood@XXXfreeuk.com> wrote in message
news:o rov81hmkv80cfdvtbfc0dsfc8a3ve6il3@4ax.com...
> Hi everybody
>
> Sorry to bother you all with this question, I know its been asked
> before, I just can't find it.
>
> My question is; does anybody know of a way to stop 98se choking on
> large file deletes?
>
> Best regards
>
> Tony
May 22, 2005 2:42:03 PM

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On Sat, 21 May 2005 23:29:50 -0400, "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com>
wrote:

>http://cquirke.mvps.org/bexp1.htm

Many thanks guys for all your very knowledgable replies, I knew there
was a work-round :) 

Best regards

Tony
May 22, 2005 3:18:48 PM

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On Sun, 22 May 2005 10:42:03 GMT, Tony <Tony.Yarwood@XXXfreeuk.com>
wrote:

>On Sat, 21 May 2005 23:29:50 -0400, "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com>
>wrote:
>
>>http://cquirke.mvps.org/bexp1.htm
>
>Many thanks guys for all your very knowledgable replies, I knew there
>was a work-round :) 
>

Wow...I am impressed, that works a treat :]
Thanks again guys.

Best regards

Tony
Anonymous
May 29, 2005 10:16:39 AM

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I just got done deleting 82,000 files from the Content.IE5 folders (that took
about 8 hours!) and leaving the desktop.ini files in each folder and I found a
couple of .exe's from Windows Critical Updates in a few of those folders and I
didn't delete those. I found that I had to select no more than 700 files for
deletion at a time, then go to the Recycle Bin and REDELETE them from there (and
the Recycle Bin would always hang doing this unless there were far fewer files
in the bin, like under 200 or so...). So, while in Safe Mode, I had a shortcut
on my desktop to take me to the Temporary Internet Files Folder and then I'd
type in a backwards slash after the address and then the autocomplete menu would
bring up "\Content.IE5" and I'd click on that to get to the dozen or so folders
in that folder. I'd open a sub-folder, click on the View Menu and select
Details, then click on the File Type tab, and delete all files before the
desktop.ini file and then all the files after the desktop.ini file (up to a
maximum of 700 files per Recycle Bin load). Sometimes the last deleting file
would hang if I went above 700 files for deletion and that would require a 3
finger salute and maybe a reboot. I did need to reboot after about every 7000
files deleted from the Content.IE5 folders. Some of those folders had over
20,000 files in them! The Recycle Bin almost always needed a 3 finger salute
about 10 seconds after the file count in the bin counted down from 700 to 0.
Then the Safe Mode bootup warning would show up and I'd click OK, then I'd click
the shortcut to get to the Temporary Internet Files and type in the backwards
slash in the address bar and select Content.IE5 from the autocomplete menu to
start the process of selecting the next 700 files for deletion.


"Tony" <Tony.Yarwood@XXXfreeuk.com> wrote in message
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> Hi everybody
>
> Sorry to bother you all with this question, I know its been asked
> before, I just can't find it.
>
> My question is; does anybody know of a way to stop 98se choking on
> large file deletes?
>
> Best regards
>
> Tony
Anonymous
May 29, 2005 4:58:02 PM

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Entirely the Wrong way to empty the TIF

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"Cymbal Man Freq." <Don't Bother@ForgedPostsAnonymous.unorg> wrote in
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> I just got done deleting 82,000 files from the Content.IE5 folders (that
took
> about 8 hours!) and leaving the desktop.ini files in each folder and I
found a
> couple of .exe's from Windows Critical Updates in a few of those folders
and I
> didn't delete those. I found that I had to select no more than 700 files
for
> deletion at a time, then go to the Recycle Bin and REDELETE them from
there (and
> the Recycle Bin would always hang doing this unless there were far fewer
files
> in the bin, like under 200 or so...). So, while in Safe Mode, I had a
shortcut
> on my desktop to take me to the Temporary Internet Files Folder and then
I'd
> type in a backwards slash after the address and then the autocomplete menu
would
> bring up "\Content.IE5" and I'd click on that to get to the dozen or so
folders
> in that folder. I'd open a sub-folder, click on the View Menu and select
> Details, then click on the File Type tab, and delete all files before the
> desktop.ini file and then all the files after the desktop.ini file (up to
a
> maximum of 700 files per Recycle Bin load). Sometimes the last deleting
file
> would hang if I went above 700 files for deletion and that would require a
3
> finger salute and maybe a reboot. I did need to reboot after about every
7000
> files deleted from the Content.IE5 folders. Some of those folders had over
> 20,000 files in them! The Recycle Bin almost always needed a 3 finger
salute
> about 10 seconds after the file count in the bin counted down from 700 to
0.
> Then the Safe Mode bootup warning would show up and I'd click OK, then I'd
click
> the shortcut to get to the Temporary Internet Files and type in the
backwards
> slash in the address bar and select Content.IE5 from the autocomplete menu
to
> start the process of selecting the next 700 files for deletion.
>
>
> "Tony" <Tony.Yarwood@XXXfreeuk.com> wrote in message
> news:o rov81hmkv80cfdvtbfc0dsfc8a3ve6il3@4ax.com...
> > Hi everybody
> >
> > Sorry to bother you all with this question, I know its been asked
> > before, I just can't find it.
> >
> > My question is; does anybody know of a way to stop 98se choking on
> > large file deletes?
> >
> > Best regards
> >
> > Tony
>
>
!