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21 May 2010   #
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Eldinv,

The mediaid.bin file is used by Windows 7 to reference the backup's location. The shorcut file is used to allow you to do a quick backup restore using it instead of having to go through the Control Panel or other options.

If you do not have a backup anymore on the drive or partition, then you can safely delete these two files.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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