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Windows 7: Unknown file. Can someone please help

06 Sep 2012   #1
ndex477

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Unknown file. Can someone please help

When I looked in my AppData/Local/Temp folder I found two files. They are similar in format. One of the is etilqs_5Q74OG4gsvnsTyR. Can someone please tell me what this file is for because i tried to open it and got a message that another application or user was using the file. What gives? Thanks in advance.


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06 Sep 2012   #2
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ndex477 View Post
When I looked in my AppData/Local/Temp folder I found two files. They are similar in format. One of the is etilqs_5Q74OG4gsvnsTyR. Can someone please tell me what this file is for because i tried to open it and got a message that another application or user was using the file. What gives? Thanks in advance.

etilqs: Delete etilqs files that under C:\windows\temp ?

Take a look there
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06 Sep 2012   #3
ndex477

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I guess what I am asking also, is it ok to delete these files?
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06 Sep 2012   #4
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I would say so, although if you want to play it extra safe, i would recommend moving those files somewhere. Then see how it goes, if it runs smooth for a few days, i would say its safe to proceed with deleting.
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06 Sep 2012   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ndex477 View Post
I guess what I am asking also, is it ok to delete these files?
YES.
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06 Sep 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Karl give the best answer. Let me add a little. Temp = temporary. I have never known of a temp that couldn't be remove safely. Many are removed just by a reboot or a cold boot.
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06 Sep 2012   #7
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Karl give the best answer. Let me add a little. Temp = temporary. I have never known of a temp that couldn't be remove safely. Many are removed just by a reboot or a cold boot.
Thanks, i learned something here as well
So in the temp folder if i simply selected all and deleted it would be most likely safe?
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06 Sep 2012   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just reboot and see if the folder is still there. I clean my temp several times a day. I use several methods but have never had a problem with any method.
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