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Windows 7: Unknown files in computer...What are they please ?

22 Jul 2013   #11
md2lgyk

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I get a number of such files after every round of Windows updates. Almost all are located in a C:/Windows/Software Distribution/Downloads folder. I read somewhere (maybe even this forum) that they are update leftovers and can be deleted if desired. So that's what I've been doing for several months now.


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22 Jul 2013   #12
stephennity

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium
 
 

Thanks for all the help and replies.

Yes,I have tried with CCleaner etc...there are differing dates on them...the 3 files that are in the image have other folders inside which when attempting to enter say "these files are in use" or something similar...but I have erased probably another 50 or so which had nothing inside the files and when looking under "properties" say there are 0 bytes in the file...so I erased them and the laptop is running just fine...I think they may,as suggested,be to do with the many failed updates that have occurred on this laptop...the problem is sorted now but for a period of a month or so there wass a problem with updates in that they loaded but failed to install...maybe they are to do with that.

Anyway guys,thanks for your help.
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22 Jul 2013   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

This is going to sound like nit picking but what is shown in your screen shoot are folders not files. You'll have files in folders but not files in files, not unless its a compressed file.
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22 Jul 2013   #14
stephennity

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
This is going to sound like nit picking but what is shown in your screen shoot are folders not files. You'll have files in folders but not files in files, not unless its a compressed file.

Point taken,alphanumeric.
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23 Jul 2013   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

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