1.    08 Jun 2017 #1
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    What are [[meta]] [[meta-new]] files?


    New to win 64 home. I use Total Commander with Show Hidden Files. but have [[meta]] and [[meta-new]] set not to show. What are they?
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  2.    08 Jun 2017 #2
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    Could you possibly mean metadata?
    - e.g. tags on media files, location/date/exposure..... info on photos?

    Or do you mean playlists?
    Introduction to Windows Media Metafiles

    Or this perhaps?
    META File - What is it and how do I open it?

    Or this?
    Windows Metafile - Wikipedia

    Perhaps you could post a screenshot showing where you see this.
    Please use the Insert Image icon to the left of the video icon above your post.
    Last edited by dalchina; 08 Jun 2017 at 12:27.
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  3.    08 Jun 2017 #3
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    [[meta]]
    or[[meta-new]]

    That's exactly what I saw, at the top of the filename list. Not all directories, just system. Nothing happens when I click on them. Now, after a few updates and reboots, they seem to have gone away. So I can't provide a screen shot. As far as I can tell they have nothing to do with a metafile.
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  4.    16 Jun 2017 #4
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    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Meta.jpg 
Views:	5 
Size:	44.3 KB 
ID:	139823
    Here's a screen shot. There is no content to the [[Meta]] file.

    Windows 10 Home (X64) Version 1703 (build 150615.332)
    HP HP Pavilion Desktop PC 570-pOXX
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  5.    16 Jun 2017 #5
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    Sorry, new to me.. perhaps someone here may have an idea.
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  6.    03 Jul 2017 #6
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    I want to re-activate this post, in the hope that someone will know about the [[meta]] files. I cannot prevent them from showing in file explorer. Could it be something unique to the HP - Windows OS? Where else but this forum might I find some info?
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  7.    04 Jul 2017 #7
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    I'm on my HP desktop running a OEM version of Windows 10 Home and don't have the meta files. My guess is that they are being created by a program you have installed.
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  8.    04 Jul 2017 #8
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    Great suggestion! I suspected Ashampoo Backup. Then ran Everything and found hundreds of [[meta]]s. I noticed that the dates and times of the files coincide with the scheduled backup time (Friday at 1:00). So that's the culprit. I will contact Ashampoo.
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  9.    04 Jul 2017 #9
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    Glad to hear you found the source.
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  10.    05 Jul 2017 #10
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    I'll mark solved. Ashampoo told me the files cannot be hidden. I'm off to find another backup.
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