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Windows 7: Unknown files in C drive, help please

26 Jun 2011   #1
ethanj1993

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Unknown files in C drive, help please

Hi. I have a relatively new computer for gaming and general use. Recently within 'computer' and my C drive lots of single files have appeared. They look messy and I'm not sure if I even need them. I have clicked into a few and found out that they are visual studio 9.0 or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package. Can I delete these or organise them into a folder? Here is a photo of what I mean.




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26 Jun 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ethan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like they are just the installation files that were extracted at that location for some reason. You should be able to delete all files from the eula.1028 file down. I would recommend to leave them in the Recycle Bin for a day or two, and run the visual studio 9.0 or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package programs to see if they still run properly afterwards.

If so, then you can empty the Recycle Bin. If not, then you could just restore them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Jun 2011   #3
ethanj1993

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have deleted the eula text files. Could I just move the remaining files into the 'Windows' folder and leave them there?
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26 Jun 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, I meant for all files from the eula.1028 file down to do this with.
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26 Jun 2011   #5
ethanj1993

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok. I dont know what programmes are using the visual studio 9.0 or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package. So would it be ok just to move the files into the 'Windows' folder in the C drive and leave them there?
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26 Jun 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could if you wanted to, but if you wanted to see if it was safe to be able to delete them or not, then placing them in the Recycle Bin while testing will let you know.
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26 Jun 2011   #7
ethanj1993

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok thanks Ill do that. Would you have any idea what programmes use Visual studio and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package?
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26 Jun 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

None, they are the installation files used to install Visual studio and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008.
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26 Jun 2011   #9
ethanj1993

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh alright that makes sense =D Cheers for the fast replies. Will use this forum again.
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26 Jun 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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