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Windows 7: Are these files important?

06 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Are these files important?

hey guys i just want to know if these files are important and if not can i delete them ?( sorry about my english )




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06 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

1. If one doesn't know what they are don't remove them.
2. They are hidden for a reason.
3. They are app data and if removed many things might not won't work.
I don't know what they belong to but if it was my computer I wouldn't remove them.
Can you Google them and find out what they are?
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06 Oct 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If they are what I think they are they can all be safely deleted. Those are likely from Live messenger and a new one gets created every time you start it. They also are all likely empty.

Windows Live Essentials 2011creates empty folders in - Microsoft Community
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07 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

thanks bro
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07 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Use this and see if they go away.
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Disk Cleanup : Extended
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08 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

For all I know, some software create folders with CLSID names because they're associated with the programs, and I've seen cases where people have deleted them and the program uninstaller no longer works.

Just my two cents
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08 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Good point Injust. The methods I posted in #5 will not remove needed things to the best of my knowledge. It's Windows cleaning Windows and Window 7 doesn't like to hurt itself. If the methods in post #5 leaves them then I would not remove them until I Googled every one of them.
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08 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

@Albini
Can you get us a few of the full folder names? You can't see the full name in your screenshot.
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08 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

*Gulp*
I think Albini went ahead and deleted those files following stormy13's advice in post #3 :P
That's why it's marked as "Solved".
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08 Oct 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi Albini, welcome to 7F!

Using Stormy's link I found this:
Quote:
Version 2012 (Build 16.4.3503.0728) fixes this issue. Download Ver. 12 is now available.

Source, 3rd post down, Page 2: Windows Live Essentials 2011creates empty folders in - Microsoft Community
Not sure how you solved this, there is the outright deletion of the files or using the .vbs script E.F. wrote, but check your version of WLE, if it is an earlier build, updating it should correct your problem.

Check or force a check of your Windows Updates or you can find it with your search engine; Filehippo, Cnet, softonic has it.
I don't know why I can't find it anywhere on Microsoft.

Some background:
Windows Essentials 2012 gets minor update | LiveSide.net

Windows Essentials 2012? Microsoft updates Windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker | LiveSide.net
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