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Windows 7: Weird folder

01 Jul 2009   #1
MitchellEve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Weird folder

Hey guys,

I've got a problem I'll go into My Documents library and I always have this weird microsoft (name is always lowercase) folder. I'll delete it and it will just keep coming back.


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01 Jul 2009   #2
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Screenshot please.
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01 Jul 2009   #3
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Looks like it's created by the Windows Live Sign-in Assistant. Possibly when usig the live mail client or any other live application.

It gets recreated everyt ime I launch live mail.
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01 Jul 2009   #4
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Screenshot please.
Here you go, I have the same:
Weird folder-capture10.png

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Looks like it's created by the Windows Live Sign-in Assistant. Possibly when usig the live mail client or any other live application.

It gets recreated everyt ime I launch live mail.
I also use live mail all the time so that could be it


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01 Jul 2009   #5
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Here you go, I have the same:
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Thanks i was expecting some weird folder, now i know he was talking about the fact that it kept reappearing being the weird part.
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01 Jul 2009   #6
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Thanks i was expecting some weird folder, now i know he was talking about the fact that it kept reappearing being the weird part.
You're welcome.
I just exited out of live mail and deleted it, recycled it, and kept the window open. I then started live mail and it popped up. So if it's the same as mine then it's 'live' related
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02 Jul 2009   #7
MitchellEve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

its the same as yours anyway to get rid of it?
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02 Jul 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve View Post
its the same as yours anyway to get rid of it?

You could always right click it and go to properties and just make it hidden.
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02 Jul 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The normal foldler for windows live mail storage is C:\Users\<account>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail.

Have you checked to see whats inside the folder?
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02 Jul 2009   #10
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Mine is always empty, and like I said, I don't think it's limited to live mail but possibly to all live programs.

It may have something to do with a feature I just havent used yet or maybe a feature live mail does not use that other live programs do.

Doesn't seem like there is any need to worry about it.

I had someone a LONG time ago tell trying to explain to me how EVIL Microsoft was because he kept deleting this weird IP address from his routing table and "Microsoft" kept putting it back! He was sure that the address was used to spy on this internet traffic. Can you guess what that address was?
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