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what is BASE.WIM?

    Question

  • There is folder in C:\ named "Temp" which has a single "BASE.WIM" file with a size of 9 Gig!!!!!

    What is it? should I delete this folder?
    Friday, March 21, 2008 7:10 AM

Answers

  • If your computer came with preinstalled vista, it could be the recovery image of your OS. I think some laptop manufacturers do this. Do you have a recovery disc? (you should)

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 3:57 PM

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  • First of all, what are you doing messing around with your temporary folders?
    Secondly, you have a couple of options. One, this is a temp file for it to be there (unless you manually put it there) so it will be deleted eventually by windows. Two, download and install CCleaner (*** Cleaner) Pay attention to the options before you do a cleaning. It has the option to clean your temporary files.

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
    Sunday, March 23, 2008 3:26 AM
  • I thought it is windows file. a file for indexing service or something else (for example)
    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 12:34 PM
  • The file index shouldn't be in a temp folder and it wouln't be that large either. It is probably a setupfile of some kind. Use CCleaner or this ms tool I found to delete it.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 6:29 PM
  • If your computer came with preinstalled vista, it could be the recovery image of your OS. I think some laptop manufacturers do this. Do you have a recovery disc? (you should)

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 3:57 PM
  • Yes you are right. It is HP laptop and "WIM" type is found in recovery partition. This 9Gig file although is not in the recovery partition.

    Thanks.
    Sunday, March 30, 2008 12:50 PM