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Windows 7: Unexpect Files

03 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Unexpect Files

I have Windows 7 Pro installed with three partitions. Win 7 was installed on May 1, 2010. The OS is installed on C drive and only data is on D and E drives.
This morning when I booted up, there were all kinds of files on E drive that I had not placed there. Some examples are:

install.exe (for what I don't have a clue)
and many more

I have included a screenshot showing the majority of the files.

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I know they have something to do with visual studio and Microsoft.NET\Framework. What I can not figure out is why they are on E drive and not C drive.

Is it safe to remove these or move to another location.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Jun 2010   #2


does all that files in a folder in E or they just there in the E without any folders?
IMO,those files could be an extracted files when you try to install Net Framework. It can be deleted but to be can try creating restore point first
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro

They are NOT in a folder just files on the E drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Jun 2010   #4


thanks for clearing me up on that. then the answers was just like i mention in the earlier post.

To be sure. create restore point.If you unsure,we can wait for other members to give their opinion. Feel free to ask
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2010   #5

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64

As far as I can see, these are temp files that normally would be installed in the root temp directory (a past known bug that I guess still persists).

They can be deleted.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro

First I put those files into a folder (just to be safe) and moved to another drive. I then deleted the files from E drive. It has been several days and so far everything is running fine.

Thanks guys
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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