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Windows 7: What are these files? Okay to delete?


03 Nov 2012   #1
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What are these files? Okay to delete?

I have some files on my C: w/ weird extensions like .6, .7, .3, and .4. I did a quick google search and saw that these number extensions are associated w/:
  • IBM Voice Type Language Script Data File
  • Salt Lake City Game Music File
  • Screen
  • Solaris Device Config Assistant Boot Diskette
  • Unknown Apple II file
And the thing is I don't have any of these and I would remember installing something like this.

I also have 3 weird named folders like s514.1 w/ folders inside w/ ridiculously long names like 131d6187xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and inside those I have more of these ridiculously long file names and Quicktime preference files. All were created on the beginning of this yr,and I have had this machine for 3 years or so.

I have QT and iTunes installed on this machine, but on my other machine w/ QT and iTunes I do not have any of these types of files and folders.

Also I opened up the "Medion.ini" via Notepad and the shows:
[Result]
Result=0

Anyone know what these are? Can I delete all of them?




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04 Nov 2012   #2
STC

Windows 7
 
 

Anyone?
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04 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

If I am not mistaken they are files that were corrupted, if the computer is able to fix them it should delete them automatically. What I would do is back them up on a flash drive, and then delete them from the computer and then reboot.

What happens is if a file or folder becomes corrupted, windows will create a backup of it to be fixed, and is supposed to fix it and delete the copy that has the .1-.9 extension. Sounds like your computer didn't finish the process.
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04 Nov 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

I would run some AV procedures with:
and then run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.

Please post back your results.
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04 Nov 2012   #5
STC

Windows 7
 
 

I ran TDSKiller and MSE. Nothing found.
I also made a backup of those files and deleted them from C: and rebooted. No probs so far!

Thx guys!!
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04 Nov 2012   #6

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That's good to hear, can you now run the System File Checker to scan for any corrupted files:
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06 Nov 2012   #7
STC

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
That's good to hear, can you now run the System File Checker to scan for any corrupted files:
Just completed the scan. It found no "integrity violations" Thanks guys!!!
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06 Nov 2012   #8

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Your welcome and that's good to hear
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