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Windows 7: folder named 6ff39551a463d69f03d0af680bc5c760

09 Jul 2014   #1

W7 Pro 32bit
folder named 6ff39551a463d69f03d0af680bc5c760

Plus I have a 4.24 MB folder on the other partition of the drive, named 6ff39551a463d69f03d0af680bc5c760 ......what does that mean?


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09 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

They are files from Windows Updates...

See green highlighted post Folders with long random words and letters [Solved] - Hard Drives - Storage

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09 Jul 2014   #3

W7 Pro 32bit

Thanks for the reply.

Should I do the following:

It's more than likely a leftover from an update and wasn't cleaned properly by the installer.

Try this:

Right-click the offending folder, and then click Properties.

Click the Security tab followed by Advanced.

Click Owner then Edit and set the ownership to yourself.

Check Replace Owner on Sub-containers and Objects then click OK.

You should now be able to delete the offending folder.

It might pay you to create a restore point first, just in case.
PS: I have disabled Restore points.
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