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Windows 7: Can I Delete These Files ?

15 Oct 2011   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 
Can I Delete These Files ?

They are located in the root of "User1" (My folder) and showed up after
I reinstalled Windows 7.




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15 Oct 2011   #2
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Absolutely no.

These form a part of the registry (namely the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive) and most of these files are locked by the system anyway. You don't want to delete them.
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15 Oct 2011   #3
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Appreciate your reply
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15 Oct 2011   #4
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Why are the files in the "User" folder and not in the registry ?
I don't have to "regedit" to see them.
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15 Oct 2011   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The registry is a set of files, the registry editor is merely a tool to make it easier for the user to view / edit the data. They are in the User area due to your recent upgrade where there were other files present from the previous install

There is some information as to file locations here ....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Registry
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15 Oct 2011   #6
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Most registry hives are stored in Windows\system32\config, but each user also has their own hive stored in the user profile folder, like yours.
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16 Oct 2011   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Open the Users Folder> Organize> Folder and search options> View tab> Check Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)> Apply> OK



The files will no longer be visible. A Guy
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16 Oct 2011   #8
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Again, I appreciate all the replies. I did "Google" a couple of the file extentions
which gave me some more insight into the purpose of the files.
I use "Free Commander" rather than explorer which is why I see the files there and
not in "Explorer". No matter. The files are now safe in their present location.
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