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Windows 7: Strange new folder


31 Jul 2010   #1
jeh

 
 
Strange new folder

Hi all
Something has generated a folder C:\24982372e61d90cbb1511cba10 on my HDD. It's dated 26-Jun-2010 and contains 27 folders and 115 files. Most of the folders have four digit names and contain three files each, to a total of 195 MB. All the folders have the same time-stamp, as do their contents. The storage is no problem but I hate having things around I know nothing about. "Who ordered that?" applies. I don't remember a crash but it's possible. I'm guessing that it would be safe to shift the lot to the recycle bin, but would someone like to confirm that first?

TIA John

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31 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

That is a temporary folder. I can't tell you what made it or why it wasn't removed already, but I can tell you that you are safe to delete the whole thing.
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31 Jul 2010   #3
jeh

 
 

Thanks. I'll get rid of it. John
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31 Jul 2010   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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01 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

These are usually left behind by Windows Update. It's not an issue.
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