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Windows 7: Folder in User\Name\Appdata\Local

29 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Folder in User\Name\Appdata\Local

I have a bunch of empty folders in C:\User\Username\AppData\Local that have number and letter characters. Like this

Is it OK to delete these. They date back to when I first built this system, beginning of March.

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29 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64

Well I deleted them to no ill effect.
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29 Mar 2011   #3


Anytime you are thinking of getting rid of something that you are not sure about, rather than delete them, move them to another place such as Desktop, separate drive, etc., and see if things work okay. And, maybe this is what you did. Of course you can always restore them from the Recycle Bin after deleting if you don't clear it first.

I prefer having them where I can move them back if I discover they are needed.
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30 Mar 2011   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

They are temp folders that Window Live Essentials is putting in the wrong place. It is fine to delete them but you will get one whenever a Windows Live program opens each day. I clear mine once a week.

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