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Windows 7: Looking for information on certain folders in my system drive

26 Apr 2012   #1
Johnny8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Looking for information on certain folders in my system drive

C:\MSOCache
C:\PSFONTS
C:\RECYCLER

These are the folders that I've noticed recently on my system partition while going through some maintenance. I just like to keep track of things and my folders organized. So a couple of questions regarding these: what do they do ? what creates them ? can I delete them ? Thank you for your time.


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26 Apr 2012   #2
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

MSOCache - This is a local install source for Microsoft Office - Local Install Source (Msocache)

PSFONTS - Apparently these are postscript fonts - Probably for a printer - Troubleshoot font problems | Windows

RECYCLER - Its the recycle bin folder- What is C:\$Recycle.Bin and Can I Delete It? Vista - Microsoft Answers

Google is your friend
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26 Apr 2012   #3
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Do not delete them. The people who have a default policy of deleting things they don't recognize are often on here asking for help in reinstalling Windows because they've messed something up.
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26 Apr 2012   #4
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Agreed. They are essential folders.
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26 Apr 2012   #5
Johnny8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thank you for the replies. I asked because I didn't remember seeing them there before. Guess that's solved then.
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