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Windows 7: Unrecognized Files In C:\

27 Oct 2015   #1
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 
Unrecognized Files In C:\

Hello- Could someone please tell me what the Files shown in the attachment are?... I don't recognize them.
Thanks in advance!

tim




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27 Oct 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The $WINDOWS.~BT folder holds the files to change to Windows 10.

The randomly named folder is explained in this post:
Unnecessary files creating in External HDD
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28 Oct 2015   #3
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks for the response. I absolutely have no intention of upgrading this OS to Windows 10, so does it mean that I can get rid of '$WINDOWS.~BT'?...
I'll refer to the link regarding the other file.

Again, thanks-

tim
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28 Oct 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Yes, you can get rid of the $WINDOWS.~BT folder.

I suggest that you use disk cleanup to do that.
Locate it by searching the Start menu...
...but start it via right click and run as admin.
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28 Oct 2015   #5
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
I suggest that you use disk cleanup to do that.
Thanks, 'UsernameIssues'... I took care of both of them before reading this today. I set a restore point, took ownership, and deleted them. So far, no performances issues noted.

Thanks for your guidance-

tim
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