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Windows 7: Too many folders

07 Nov 2012   #1
5Clint7

Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Too many folders

I have 815 empty folders under C:\Users\Clint\AppData\Local\. They are like
{000A28889-3B90-4BDD-A79F-8A38C7ECBDB2F} and so on. Is it safe to delete them?

Thanks Clint


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08 Nov 2012   #2
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try googling a few and see what they are/is said about them. If they are indeed truly empty........ make a back-up or a system restore point and then delete them.
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08 Nov 2012   #3
5Clint7

Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
Try googling a few and see what they are/is said about them.
When I Goggled them, the only 2 results I got were mine and your post.
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08 Nov 2012   #4
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Those are created by Windows Live programs(probably Live Mail). Deleting them shouldn't cause any harm as long as they're empty, those are temporary folders that are usually deleted automatically.
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08 Nov 2012   #5
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The latest update of Windows Live Essentials has fixed that issue. Those folders will no longer appear.
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08 Nov 2012   #6
5Clint7

Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
The latest update of Windows Live Essentials has fixed that issue.
I have the latest ver. Would that have deleted the older ones?
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08 Nov 2012   #7
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

No, it wouldn't. You must manually delete them.
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12 Nov 2012   #8
5Clint7

Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have deleted the 815 folders. Now they are starting to come back. Any ideas?

Thanks Clint
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12 Nov 2012   #9
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

see if they are being created when you start some other program (open a program you use, and check if new folders are created there, then close and open another program).
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12 Nov 2012   #10
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Is this the version of Windows Live Essentials you have?

Version 2012 (Build 16.4.3505.0912)
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