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Windows 7: Strange directories appearing on disk D like 5c432ec5d4cdb34ef7ab9089b

12 Feb 2017   #1
Koles

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Strange directories appearing on disk D like 5c432ec5d4cdb34ef7ab9089b

Hi !

I am not sure if this question is more related with Windows 7 or Lenovo software or some other software, but my intuition told me to post here. Some stupid process is slowly creating these directories on my disk D and every time I remove them, they are slowly re-created (like ~ few dirs a day). When removing them, Windows asks for confirmation with message like ~ "this folder jest shared with with other users, are you sure you want to delete ?" for each directory, then once "to delete this you must have administrator privilages" and then again that question "shared blabla" for each dir. Strange. Does anybody know which process is creating these stupid directories? I want this to stop from happening, it is just rubbish.




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12 Feb 2017   #2
IoNGeNeRaL

Windows 10 Pro x64 (UPGRADED - 10/20/2016)
 
 

Could you take a screenshot for us of the Task Manager's Process list?
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12 Feb 2017   #3
Koles

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 






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12 Feb 2017   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Hello Koles and Welcome to W7F. Your reply is blank so I'm assuming you don't know how to post a screenshot. So here's a quick pictorial I throw together.

When you start a post, you'll note a button at the bottom called Go Advanced, click it.

Next scroll down and click Manage Attachments.

Under Manage Attachments click Browse.

Now Browse to were your screenshot is, select it and click Open.

Now you see your screenshot there. Now click upload!

There you go! hope this helps.


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12 Feb 2017   #5
Koles

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Sorry, screenshots on Dropbox were visible only to me.
Here they are attached.


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12 Feb 2017   #6
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

They look like windows update folders to me. Nothing to worry about. Does windows have full control of updates?
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12 Feb 2017   #7
Tpau

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I've got some folders like those you have, this folder is one of them, d7488b49c283e49d865f59ff5cdbbc74, after taking a look inside one of the files it looks like they are the security patches I've been installing.

this file "Windows6.1-KB3192391-x64-pkgProperties" contains the following text

ApplicabilityInfo="Windows 7.0 Client SP1;Windows 7.0 Server Core SP1;Windows 7.0 Embedded SP1;Windows 7.0 Server SP1;Windows 7.0 WinPE 3.1;"
Applies to="Windows 6.1"
Build Date="2016/10/06"
Company="Microsoft Corporation"
File Version="1"
Installation Type="FULL"
Installer Engine="Component Based Servicing - WUSA.exe"
Installer Version="6.0.0.0"
KB Article Number="3192391"
Language="ALL"
Package Type="Security Update"
Processor Architecture="amd64"
Product Name="Windows 6.1"
Support Link="http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=3192391"
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12 Feb 2017   #8
Koles

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

These folders are always empty. Second I remember this was not always the case there were created all over my disk D. Anyway this is littering my partition, I want to stop this nonsence from happening. How can I do this ?
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12 Feb 2017   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As mentioned by Lance, these folders were created by Win update as temporary folders.
If they are empty, it's safe to delete them.
Do a cleanup with %windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe and select all option.
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12 Feb 2017   #10
Koles

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I know this. My question was HOW CAN I STOP COMPUTER FROM RE-CREATING THESE DIRECTORIES ALL OVER AGAIN ? Thanks...
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