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About the unp files/folder in .../temp/_avast4_
« on: July 19, 2004, 01:15:00 PM »
Hi!
As a bit of a newbie i´m wondering about the so called "unp" files and folders located in C:\Documents and Settings\Name/Local settings\Temp\_avast4_.
They turned up when i did a defrag of my drive and when i took a closer look i found that they totalled about 1.5Gb of harddrive space(which i need). What are these files/folder? And most importantly is it safe to delete them?

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Re:About the unp files/folder in .../temp/_avast4_
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2004, 01:23:40 PM »
which version of avast are you using?
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Re:About the unp files/folder in .../temp/_avast4_
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2004, 01:26:41 PM »
I´m using Avast version 4.1 Home Edition(registered)

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Re:About the unp files/folder in .../temp/_avast4_
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2004, 01:28:05 PM »
the latest build?

The unp... file in Temp\_avast_ is a temporary file created by avast! when it's inspecting the content of some archives. These files can be freely deleted.
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Re:About the unp files/folder in .../temp/_avast4_
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2004, 01:33:03 PM »
Ok, thanx alot, putting them in the bin with good conscience then. (Thx for a good product and fast reply)

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Re:About the unp files/folder in .../temp/_avast4_
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2004, 04:41:03 AM »
Liquid, if you can tell us 'which' archive file produced that temporary... would it be so useful to see which files are not being automatically deleted by avast...  ::)
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Re:About the unp files/folder in .../temp/_avast4_
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2004, 10:12:52 AM »
Hi again! I´m not really sure what you´re asking, where they where located or what they were called? Anyway i deleted them some time ago so....
They were all named "unp" and some 9 digit number after that. There were 3 of them ranging from between 500Mb to 700Mb in size.

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Re:About the unp files/folder in .../temp/_avast4_
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2004, 10:21:02 AM »
Forgot to mention: As i said there were 3 files in the folder and also another folder within the folder containing 2 .dll files 3 .ppd files and one .sys file, but these didn´t bother me since the total size of these only totalled 515Kb.

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Re:About the unp files/folder in .../temp/_avast4_
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2004, 10:43:57 PM »
There were 3 of them ranging from between 500Mb to 700Mb in size.

These ones should be deleted automatically but they were not  :-\
If we can know the main archive file name and path, ie, the whole path of the *.zip or *.rar file that, when unpacked by avast to scan, were not deleted...

Never mind. If in the future you find such big files, please, keep the name of them  8)
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Re:About the unp files/folder in .../temp/_avast4_
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2004, 11:23:14 AM »
Ok, sure, i´ll do that. Thx again