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Windows 7: Strange folders in AppData/Local


22 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Strange folders in AppData/Local

Hello, I got many folders with names like below in my AppData/Local folder. What are they for and can they be deleted?

{5FDC113D-FB1E-4B77-9C32-40CF430B8115}

Thanks.


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22 May 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Hello Softbrain & Welcome to Sevenforums!

I would let those files stay where they are, the AppData is usually hidden so users shouldn't be able to manipulate/delete them. I would let them stay, as they're used to store your memory in the applications and software you're running.

If you want to hide or show your folders, you should go to the link below:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Or for more knowledge go here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/?filter[2]=File%20Folder%20Settings

Hope this helps!
Best Regards,
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22 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

They are folders created by Windows Live, each day when you open, for example Windows Live mail. They should be located in AppData/Local/Temp., and should be deleted automatically. However they are being created in the wrong place (bug).

I delete them if they are empty.
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23 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks...deleted them with no effect so far.
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01 May 2012   #5

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

What I know, I posted here - only confirming WL Mail as the suspected culprit. No WL Msgr on my system.

Also note- running newest: Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308) - as of this post anyway.
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