Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

14 Dec 2012   #1
Pheonix69

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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Dec 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

It's not part of Windows 7. Must have been created by one of the programs you installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2012   #3
Pheonix69

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!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Purpose of 'Lost files' folder in windows explorer?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
DVD drive will not open folder to view files with Windows Explorer
I recently bought a second internal dvd drive, physically installed it, plugged it into the last remaining SATA port on the mother board. When I inserted a data dvd, autoplay popped up giving me one option - to open folder to view files with Windows Explorer. When I clicked that option nothing...
Hardware & Devices
In Windows Explorer is there a way to select all files in a folder?
If I open a folder and want to either move all files to another folder using click and move or to copy to a DVD, is there a shortcut command that would allow me to select all items instead of having to select them one at a time?
General Discussion
What is the purpose of 2 instances of Internet Explorer folders
I just discovered I have have two instances of a folder name Internet Explorer on my Win 7 64 bit system drive (C:). One is in Program Files and the other in Program Files(X86). Iexplore.exe is in the Program Files folder and not in the X86 one. What is the purpose of the X86 Internet...
Browsers & Mail
lost audio and video files! --download to temp folder?
Hello! I just got my new laptop a few weeks ago, and i already have a problem :( yesterday I bought and downloaded a CD online that also came with a short movie. I accidentally clicked "open" instead of "save" when I downloaded the files! :( When it finished downloading it did give a list of...
Music, Pictures & Video
What is the purpose of the AppData/Roaming folder?
I'm running Win7 x64 and noticed I was down to the last 7 GB of storage on my 120GB app disk. I've only got about 50 GB of apps so it looked like something was amiss. I did some poking around and discovered the Users/username/AppData/Roaming folder had 41 GB of stuff in it. 36 GB is in one...
General Discussion
Lost abilty to open files with windows explorer
Something weird is going on..no malware or virus according to ESET and Malwarebytes. Windows 7- I have lost the ability to open 'vanilla' file folders with explorer I have also lost the ability to search in the start box..this was posted but was not resolved although thread show it was....anyone...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:25.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App