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Offline XMAS

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Little Question about scan report file.
« on: September 15, 2005, 04:05:16 PM »
Hello to all  :)

I have one little question.

In the folder C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\report I have one file called Simple User Interface.txt
Yes I know that this file is used for storing scan reports, but now comes the strange thing - the file is about 77MB  :o
And everytime when I try to open the file my Notepad crashes.
This isn't normal, is it?

P.S. > I am using the Bulgarian language pack, thats way in the attachment the file name is in Bulgarian.
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Re: Little Question about scan report file.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2005, 04:21:13 PM »
It is perfectly normal that Notepad crashes. Notepad can't handle such large files. Try Worpad, Word, Worperfect, StarOffice or OpenOffice.

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Re: Little Question about scan report file.
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2005, 04:27:41 PM »
OK thanks Eddy :)
I've opened the file with WordPad.
But I still wonder if there is a way to clean this file, because 77MB are a lot of space?
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Re: Little Question about scan report file.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2005, 04:41:41 PM »
Just delete it.

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Re: Little Question about scan report file.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2005, 04:58:58 PM »
It's normal that the file be so big if you check the 'OK files' into Report settings and you have a huge number of files in your computer.
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Re: Little Question about scan report file.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2005, 05:00:59 PM »
Just delete it.
Won't this damage something in the program?

It's normal that the file be so big if you check the 'OK files'
I don't use this option.
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Re: Little Question about scan report file.
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2005, 05:08:26 PM »
Just delete it.
Won't this damage something in the program?
No, a new log file will be created when you scan your computer.

It's normal that the file be so big if you check the 'OK files'
I don't use this option.
So, the problem is that you 'append' the report and does not replace it by a new one.
There is this option there.
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Re: Little Question about scan report file.
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2005, 05:19:32 PM »
Tech just beat me to it, I got that "another reply has been posted" thing as I was about to throw in my two cents.

While it's remotely possible that you could get a report that big from a single scan, he's right that you're mostly likely appending reports to each other.  Go into Program Settings/Report File (or, of course, Bulgarian equivalent) and there's a tick-box to overwrite previous reports rather than appending to them.

Under rare circumstances when you're trouble-shooting you might want to see a "history" of several scans, but most of the time you'll only want the most recent one.
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Re: Little Question about scan report file.
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2005, 06:01:48 PM »
OK thank you all for the help  ;D
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Re: Little Question about scan report file.
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2005, 04:06:57 AM »
Thanks Mike. Don't give up... I can't be here all the time and you'll substitute me with advantage  8)
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