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Windows 7: $windows.~bt


15 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
$windows.~bt

Anybody know what this folder might be from?

It is on my D:\ data partition. Apppears to be a windows folder, but I don't understand why it is on my D:\ drive. It's about 900MB in size.

screenshot of sub-folders:

Name:  Windows-BTPNG.PNG
Views: 174
Size:  19.9 KB

Of course I have windows on my C:\ drive as well.

I haven't been looked on the D:\ for a while and never noticed this, till now.

Any ideas why it would be here and if it is not needed, can I delete safely?

My searches keep turning up BlueTooth threads.

The right click delete and rename options have the UAC sheild.


D93



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15 Apr 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jay,

These are log files that are created when a upgrade fails. It can safely be deleted if you like, but I would recommend reading the log files to see which update failed to correct that first.

Log files that are created when you upgrade to Windows Vista from an earlier version of Windows

Upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jay,

These are log files that are created when a upgrade fails. It can safely be deleted if you like, but I would recommend reading the log files to see which update failed to correct that first.

Log files that are created when you upgrade to Windows Vista from an earlier version of Windows

Upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista?

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Ok, thanks for the tip. I will read before just deleting, thanks Brink.


EDIT*****checked into date modified and it was from back in the day from an old Vista upgrade I think. Felt safe as I am on 7 now so I deleted. Everything seems fine.
Thanks again.
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15 Apr 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Jay.
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15 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Let me tell you, you Disable UAC in Windows 7 and then delete the file, it should delete it, there is nothing inside it.....
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15 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
Let me tell you, you Disable UAC in Windows 7 and then delete the file, it should delete it, there is nothing inside it.....

There were some .dll files. and a few others but I felt safe deleting it seeing I am on Win 7 now. I must have had that folder hidden and exposed it the other day.

I feel safe about it, thanks guys.
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