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Old 14-08-18, 21:48
JONTHY JONTHY is offline
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Default Win 8.1 - $OF Files

I have an old WD My Passport 1TB external back up disk and I was deleting files from a 2 year old backup since I now have another larger external back up disk. I noted that there is a $OF folder with 3,985 additional folders with 16,915 files. The files have a mixture of file extensions. I've checked my PC and searched for other similar folders to no avail.
What are $OF files and can I delete these folders and files?
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Old 14-08-18, 22:18
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Default Re: Win 8.1 - $OF Files

You can find some info here which may or may not help. Basically, $OF files are files saved in File History that had names too long for the regular saved file storage on the EHD. I think it tells you how to display them so that you can recognise what they are and whether you need to keep them.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...a-9689f2739981
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Thanks for the information, the link is an interesting read. Since this old backup EHD is no longer required I'm deleting the folders/files. By the way I've noted that the folders/files in question aren't on my later backups.
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