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Windows 7: Weird files in Roaming - Example:7c1f506b


08 Nov 2012   #1

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Weird files in Roaming - Example:7c1f506b

I have all these weird files in my roaming. I have a total of 1299 of these weird files. They are all 4.52KB and all have random letters and numbers. The type for each one is file. All these files have been added on the same day: 13/03/2011. So these files are old.

what are these files?

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08 Nov 2012   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you, or have you experienced any any problems since that day?
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08 Nov 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have had no problems but I just wanted to know what these files are. Are they safe to remove? They are making my roaming folder really messy.
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04 Apr 2013   #4

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm bringing back this old topic because I still would like an answer. I have never had any issues with these files except it looks really messy and I don't like a messy computer.

I also have uploaded a screenshot.

Can someone tell if it is safe to remove these files?


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04 Apr 2013   #5

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Hi there,
You could right click on one of them select properties might give you a little more info
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04 Apr 2013   #6

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Ok I have to leave for school like right now so when I get back I'll give the info.
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04 Apr 2013   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Ok I have uploaded an image with info on these files. Hopefully this helps.


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04 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Origin: I would compare the date of these files with WindowsUpdate transactions. A second choice would be program installation dates that match. These are likely temporary files created during installation.

Stability: Move these files into a folder outside of Users folder. After a week or so of regular use, if nothing unexplainable happens, then the folder can be deleted.
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04 Apr 2013   #9
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigagiggles View Post
Origin: I would compare the date of these files with WindowsUpdate transactions. A second choice would be program installation dates that match. These are likely temporary files created during installation.

Stability: Move these files into a folder outside of Users folder. After a week or so of regular use, if nothing unexplainable happens, then the folder can be deleted.
+1, I think you are right. I just wanted to suggest the same.
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04 Apr 2013   #10

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Ok thanks! I moved everything to a new folder. Hopefully nothing bad happens.

Also there is one more are area on my computer that has messy stuff. This should be easier to figure out since the files actually have a proper name.

I have a Microsoft Visual Basics 2010 setup file as well as a bunch of other files directly on the C drive. I have uploaded screenshots. Are these files safe to remove?


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