Windows 10: ASR.dat file residing in Users/Public folder Solved


  1. Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Home Fall Creators Update
       21 Sep 2017 #1

    ASR.dat file residing in Users/Public folder


    Hi, everyone

    I have noticed that after the latest 15063.608 build a file named ASR.dat comes from time to time in my C:/Users/Public folder. After deleting it, it appears again in 3-4 days. The VirusTotal online checker says it is not a virus or malware, it's been not detected by Avast and MS Defender as well.
    Would you be so nice to explain to me what creates this file and is there a way to make it disappear permanently.

    Thank you all, have a wonderful day.

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  2. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       21 Sep 2017 #2

    Hi there. It's a data file created by audiodg.exe. Completely harmless. There's no way to stop it. It will just keep on making one. Do a File Explorer query of *.dat and you'll see thousands of them.

    .dat file - Bing
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  3. Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Home Fall Creators Update
    Thread Starter
       22 Sep 2017 #3

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Hi there. It's a data file created by audiodg.exe. Completely harmless. There's no way to stop it. It will just keep on making one. Do a File Explorer query of *.dat and you'll see thousands of them.

    .dat file - Bing
    Thank you very much, HippsieGypsie
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  4. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       22 Sep 2017 #4

    Ivan Petrov said: View Post
    Thank you very much, HippsieGypsie
    You're welcome, Ivan. This is one of the files the system uses keeps track of things. Just as the desktop.ini, if you delete them the system creates another.
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