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Windows 7: Unrecognized folders on my C: drive

22 Apr 2014   #1

Unrecognized folders on my C: drive

Doing a bit of housecleaning I came across some folders that I do not recognize. I have includecd a screenshot of the files. The top two (with a $ preceeding the name ) have a lot of duplicate folders and files.
Are they safe to delete?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

No screenshot on your post.
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22 Apr 2014   #3


Sorry. Cart before the horse and I forgot the horse.

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22 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

You could try the solution shown at this website. As it's fairly detailed you should be able to follow it.

What Are the $INPLACE.~TR and $WINDOWS.~Q Folders and Can I Delete Them?
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23 Apr 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

This method should get rid of the files for you.
Disk Cleanup : Extended

It's easier to make a shortcut for this as explained in the tutorial.
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23 Apr 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Along the same as Gary posted.
By Brink:
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
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23 Apr 2014   #7


All Gone. Solved.
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23 Apr 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Good to hear buddy.
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