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- Ken Ward
March 29, 2006, 12:45 pm
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doing a defrag of the C: drive, the report at the end advises that
file C:\windows\system\winmgjd.dll is fragmented in three parts &
cannot be moved. I cannot find this file on my system. I cannot find
any reference to this file on microsoft.com or by google.
Does anyone know how to look for what appears to be a super-hidden
file? Has anyone heard of this file?
- Sebastian Gottschalk
March 29, 2006, 2:29 pm
- you being unable to change the attributes of this file, not being able
to configure explorer or using the 'dir' command
- filesystem error (did you run chkdsk in before?)
If this file doesn't belong to any software package you installed or
Windows itself (clearly not), then your system has been compromised. If
you want to do some forensics, make a backup of that partition and keep
it somewhere. Then flatten and rebuild.
Super-hidden files are usually attributes with $, are inside the
namespace $MFT and limited to some very few predefined ones.
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