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Windows 7: Failed Windows Updates create folders that cannot be deleted


27 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Failed Windows Updates create folders that cannot be deleted

This isn't crippling or anything like that, but it certainly is annoying. Every time an update fails using windows update lately, it seems to create folders filled with random numbers and letters that I cannot delete because I "require permission from System" to do so. Is there a utility or workaround that can help me to get rid of them?

Picture of said folders attached. Everything above "Aeria Games" has been created this way.



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27 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Visigoth View Post
This isn't crippling or anything like that, but it certainly is annoying. Every time an update fails using windows update lately, it seems to create folders filled with random numbers and letters that I cannot delete because I "require permission from System" to do so. Is there a utility or workaround that can help me to get rid of them?

Picture of said folders attached. Everything above "Aeria Games" has been created this way.
Running the disk cleanup wizard should remove them,.
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