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Windows 7: 24 empty folders on here ? Can i delete? Please help


15 Sep 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
24 empty folders on here ? Can i delete? Please help

C:\Users\Jonathan\AppData\Local

Only has this on the named folders.

{0D23A1D9-E1F0-49EA-82DB-38849844F009}
{1E5D2A8F-7605-4921-B111-43225FEDF31A}

but its 24 folders and its empty can I erased.

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15 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there.

Why would you want to delete them if they're empty?

and AppData forlder should be hidden by default. Don't complicate things too much, you never know what could happen if you delete them.

Cheers.

EDIT: i just checked for fun my AppData folder.. i have 99 folders with weird numbers like yours. Yes, they're empty, hence, they don't use any HDD space. So i guess i'll leave them there. Be happy, mate.
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15 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello johnvargas

I get one created everyday when I open Windows Live Mail. Others report the same thing with other windows live products. I sometimes empty them out if I pop into that folder but like Punkster said they take up no space and are hidden from view so why bother.

Danny
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16 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Yes, they're empty, hence, they don't use any HDD space. So i guess i'll leave them there. Be happy, mate.
So hold on, if a folder is empty, it doesn't use any HDD space? I always deleted empty folders incase they did use even a tiny bit of space.
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16 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iRHardcore View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Yes, they're empty, hence, they don't use any HDD space. So i guess i'll leave them there. Be happy, mate.
So hold on, if a folder is empty, it doesn't use any HDD space? I always deleted empty folders incase they did use even a tiny bit of space.
Not enough to be concerned about, they take up no space on your disk. If they are really bugging you cut and paste them out and store them in a folder for a few days, if nothing changes delete them

Danny
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16 Sep 2011   #6

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I found a Reference that explains that Windows Live Essentials 2011 v15.4.3508.1109 has a bug in its version of Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Mail.

According to: Windows Live Blog: an update to Windows Live Essentials 2011
The latest version is Build 15.4.3538.0513 / July 6, 2011; 73 days ago.

So, go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features, and check the Windows Live Essentials entry to make sure you have the latest and greatest.

If not, right click on it, then left click on Uninstall/Change, give it a few seconds and a dialogue box will open that will allow you to Uninstall or Repair your version of Windows Live Essentials.

You may also want to check Windows Updates in case you may have hidden any Live Essentials updates, and had forgotten about them.

If you do have the latest or the repair does not help there may still be bugs in the latest version.

More information on Version Numbers:
Windows Live Essentials 2011 Application Version Numbers « The Field Guide

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iRHardcore View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Yes, they're empty, hence, they don't use any HDD space. So i guess i'll leave them there. Be happy, mate.
So hold on, if a folder is empty, it doesn't use any HDD space? I always deleted empty folders incase they did use even a tiny bit of space.
Hold on there, iRHardcore They do, and, they do not.

To try and clear the air, this is the best explanation I have found so far:
Get IT Done: Save time and resources with Empty Folder Tracker | TechRepublic
If you have a few minutes scroll down to:
Quote:
Where do empty folders come from?
At first glance, asking where empty folders come from seems pretty silly, but the answer is a bit more complex than you might think. There are actually three sources for empty folders. Let's take a closer look.
And read down to the last paragraph before, Installing the Empty Folder Tracker utility.

Be careful what you delete. I thought about what you said when I read:
Quote:
Be careful, though: There may be some empty operating system folders that can be deleted but that aren't automatically recreated, which could ultimately cause you problems. So it's extremely important to exercise caution when deleting empty folder related to the operating system.
Since this program is for XP I could not endorse its usage, there are better ones out there for Windows 7 like: Remove Empty Directories (RED) - Freeware for Windows
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