Windows 7: Disk Folders and Files

This section provides a tutorial example on how to get a list of folders and files, including hidden and system files, on Windows 7 system.

The next area you should check is list of files and folders on the hard disk. The first thing you should do is to dump all file names and folder names into a text file so that you can review them later.

1. Open a command window and run the following commands.

C:\>cd \herong\temp

C:\herong\temp>dir /a /s c:\ > c_drive_files.txt

2. Wait for few minutes for the command to finish. The "/a" command option is used to dump both hidden files and system files.

3. Run Windows Explorer and open C:\herong\c_drive_files.txt in Notepad.

4. Go to the end of the file. You will see the total number of files and used disk spaces:

...
 Directory of c:\Windows\winsxs\x86_xnacc.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1...

07/13/2009  11:49 PM    <DIR>          .
07/13/2009  11:49 PM    <DIR>          ..
07/13/2009  03:46 PM             3,760 xnacc.inf
07/13/2009  06:45 PM           465,408 xnacc.sys
               2 File(s)        469,168 bytes

     Total Files Listed:
           259394 File(s) 58,542,817,119 bytes
           117455 Dir(s)  379,321,765,888 bytes free

As you can see, I have used about 58GB disk space and have plenty of free space on drive C:. Make sure you have enough free space on your drive C:.

Also keep this file. It can help you to find any files hidden in your hard disk.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Version-Information

 Windows 7: Create Restore Point

 Windows 7: Uninstall Unwanted Programs

 Windows 7: Disable System Services

 Windows 7: Disable Scheduled Tasks

 Windows 7: Remove Startup Programs

 Windows 7: Review Running Processes

 Windows 7: Event Log Viewer

Windows 7: Disk Folders and Files

 Windows 7: Review Personal Downloads Folders

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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