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Windows 7: files in the C: drive - removable?

18 Aug 2014   #1
pjaj

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
files in the C: drive - removable?

In the root of the C: drive there are numerous files with names like
{0B6AF6FF-46CD-4E3F-BA2B-928D071D3561}
Nearly all are 3KB, so they don't take up much space, but they clutter up the directory.
They appear to be binary data of some sort.
Any idea where they come from? Windows update?
Can they safely be removed?


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18 Aug 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

These are from Windows Updates, if the folders are still there are updating and you have rebooted then they are safe to be removed as far as i am concerned, i have never had an issue deleting these folders after updates.

Regards,
Jamie
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18 Aug 2014   #3
pjaj

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, I've temporarily moved them to a folder on another disk and will confirm that nothing untoward happens.
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18 Aug 2014   #4
Fejinwales

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I also have never had an issue removing these things.
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18 Aug 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Use this tutorial to cleanup left overs from Windows 7 updates.
I don't know if it will work once you have moved them.
After using Disk Cleanup Extended reboot.

By Bare Foot Kid:

Disk Cleanup : Extended
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18 Aug 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes you can safely delete these. These folders are used during the extracting process (when the update begins to install), and kept in case the update fails to install.

The only folders that should be on the main c directory are:

-Perflogs
-program files
-users
-Windows

Some strange applications will add things there in rare instances, but this in my opinion is what should be there on a clean install of 7 and all rounds of updates are applied.
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21 Aug 2014   #7
Fejinwales

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
The only folders that should be on the main c directory are:

-Perflogs
-program files
-users
-Windows
This is useful information and thanks, but on checking mine there's no Perflogs. What does it contain and what does it do?
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21 Aug 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fejinwales View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
The only folders that should be on the main c directory are:

-Perflogs
-program files
-users
-Windows
This is useful information and thanks, but on checking mine there's no Perflogs. What does it contain and what does it do?
Some people have it there, some do not. I think It relates to the windows 7 performance resource monitor. If you use it, it keeps logs in there.
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