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Windows 7: Strange files in my C Drive

04 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Strange files in my C Drive

I just found a bunch of files in my C Drive and don't know what they are?

i think they might be related to Steam, which installs drivers when you download new games.

Anyway I opened on of the text files and it says this-

Quote:
**You have received the software as part of the Visual Studio 9.0 Beta Program.
Will attach the text file as well.

Anyone know what this is and what I should do?



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04 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by STU9000 View Post
I just found a bunch of files in my C Drive and don't know what they are?

i think they might be related to Steam, which installs drivers when you download new games.

Anyway I opened on of the text files and it says this-

Quote:
**You have received the software as part of the Visual Studio 9.0 Beta Program.
Will attach the text file as well.

Anyone know what this is and what I should do?
Visit the following web site for some information;

windows - What are install* eula* and hash code directories sitting on the root of my drive? - Super User

HTH
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04 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Ok so I can just permanently delete them all? ALL of them including the ones that says install?
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04 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by STU9000 View Post
Ok so I can just permanently delete them all? ALL of them including the ones that says install?
I have never encountered the files on my system, but the link I provided states they are temp files. I would suggest placing them in the recycle bin for a period of time and test the results; if everythings appears normal, delete them sometime in the future.

HTH
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04 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

OK will create and restore point and do that, cheers.
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04 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I deleted mine right after install and had no issues.
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04 Dec 2012   #7

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

They take up less than 1 Mg...
I wouldn't sweat it...
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04 Dec 2012   #8

7 ultimate 64
 
 

I think they are created when you install a game that uses visual c+ re-distributable. So they probably were put there when you installed a game with steam.

I deleted all mine and it didnt break the system. I also deleted the ones that say install.
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