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Windows 7: Purpose of 'Lost files' folder in windows explorer?

14 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
Purpose of 'Lost files' folder in windows explorer?

Hi Everyone
I may have posted this query previously so forgive me for being a 'newby'.
I like to keep my PC nice and tidy (maybe to the point of OCD sometimes) so I am always looking for bits of programs and software that I can safely delete.
I have just come across a file in windows explorer named 'Lost Folders', and after spending several hours trolling the net, I cannot find any references to it. Does anyone out there have any clues as to what its purpose is, and can it be safely deleted.
Thanks in anticipation

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14 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

It's not part of Windows 7. Must have been created by one of the programs you installed.
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15 Dec 2012   #3

windows 7 professional 64 bit

Hi Steve
You were right! I checked the path and could not find any references to windows, so it must be remnents of an old program. I threw it into the recycle bin and things are still hunky dory. Will keep it there for a while just in case.
Many thanks.

P.S. Wish I was back in FL. I lived in Tampa (Eastlake woodlands raquet and golf community condo's, Oldsmar FL34677) from 1987 to 1993 and still miss it!
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