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Windows 7: Files in User/Owner/AppData/Local

05 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
Files in User/Owner/AppData/Local

I have 200 folders in the C:/user/owner/local with names similar to {4BAD3A78-8A70-44D6-AD84-CF42571B0CD6}. All of them show 0 bytes, 0 files, 0 folders. What the heck are these?

Ron Burnes

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05 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hello anaron

These files are safe to delete if you wish. There are many threads here as to where they come from, some say from windows live mail or messenger and others have different views but I don't remember there been a conclusive answer. The only thing we all agreed on is that the can be safely deleted if you want to however they take up no space so can be left alone.
My advise is to leave them in the recycle bin for a few days just to make sure you have no issues.

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05 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

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05 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 SP1

You might like to look at my post here (last one), does the job for me -

AppData\Local - Folders with random characters

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