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

21 Jul 2013   #1
stephennity

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium
 
 
Unknown files in computer...What are they please ?

Hi...I have been sorting thru` various files and have a huge section of files with a jumble of letters and numbers...I have looked into them and they are empty !

Can somebody tell me just what they are please and can I delete them all ?

the files in question look something like the following...945ec4ff927he664fjd2337fx

in a few of these type of files I am asked for authority to enter the file and there are another huge list of files,these being of 4 digits...I have not looked inside these.

Hope you may be able to help.

Thanks.


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21 Jul 2013   #2
stephennity

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium
 
 

ps...I am wondering if these files are some type of key created whenever I access the internet...is this right ?
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21 Jul 2013   #3
mitchell65

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

Please give the path to the folder containing these files!
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21 Jul 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

As stated above, please provide the path. It seems to be installation files.
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21 Jul 2013   #5
stephennity

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium
 
 

Hi and thanks for replying.

The path is just ...start...computer...Acer "C" drive...there are then all these letter/number files and then come the files for "perf logs","windows","users","program files" etc.

I have looked into them and most just have 0 bytes and seem to be nothing at all...(I don`t need to say that I am no techie)...
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21 Jul 2013   #6
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It sounds like left over folders from software installs or maybe even windows update. Do you have explorer set to display hidden and system files? Maybe they aren't empty folders.
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21 Jul 2013   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stephennity View Post

The path is just ...start...computer...Acer "C" drive...there are then all these letter/number files and then come the files for "perf logs","windows","users","program files" etc.
Take screen shots,
Usually you can hold down the Shift key (could also be the Alt key) or (FN key on a laptop) and press the prtscrn key,
Then open microsoft Paint, and click on the Paste button on the top left.
Paint is located in the Accessories folder in All programs from the start button,

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-Paint
Then click on the blue file button and click on Save as, click on jpeg file type and name the file.
Upload it to skydrive or photobucket in a public album and post a direct link to the file here.

Or use the windows snipping tool,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Use-Snipping-Tool-to-capture-screen-shots
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21 Jul 2013   #8
stephennity

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium
 
 

I tried to take a screenshot earlier but couldn`t...resolved now by downloading a capture program.

The files in question are the 3 file type that consist of just numbers and letters...I`m sure they`re something very normal but I just don`t know what,


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22 Jul 2013   #9
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I've seen software installs and Windows update leave folders like that behind. I see a RHDSetup text file in there too, maybe it was left over by that program?
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22 Jul 2013   #10
mitchell65

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

stephennity
have you tried running Ccleaner to see if that deletes the files?
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