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Windows 7: Folders with names like MSI9126a.tmp

30 Aug 2015   #1
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Folders with names like MSI9126a.tmp

I recently cleaned my tmp files, but found that several like the above were not deleted. Can anyone, please, tell me what they relate to and if they may be deleted? They are size 0 and I think they may have some connection with Dell, my machine's manufacturer,


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30 Aug 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Where are these folders located?

When were they created? Does that date/time correlate with installing/updating software?

What app are you using to delete them? CCleaner?
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31 Aug 2015   #3
rundwald

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Location C:\

Could well relate to times dealing with software

Have tried CCleaner and Uninstall with Revo Pro
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31 Aug 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Automated tools like CCleaner should not remove folders from the root of C: because those folders should not be there.

You can create a new folder named DeleteMe and move these tmp folders in there. In a few weeks, if all is working well, delete the folder named DeleteMe.

Some installers are flawed (poorly coded). They dump all sorts of stuff into the root. See the video in this post: Unnecessary files creating in External HDD
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01 Sep 2015   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I wonder if those folders are from device driver install or updates. Do you have a MSI motherboard?
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01 Oct 2015   #6
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I wonder if those folders are from device driver install or updates. Do you have a MSI motherboard?
No. Dell!

Sorry , guys, I lost track of this. Will follow suggeations. Thanks.
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