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Windows 7: Unexpect Files

03 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Unexpect Files

I have Windows 7 Pro installed with three partitions. Win 7 was installed on May 1, 2010. The OS is installed on C drive and only data is on D and E drives.
This morning when I booted up, there were all kinds of files on E drive that I had not placed there. Some examples are:

install.exe (for what I don't have a clue)
and many more

I have included a screenshot showing the majority of the files.

Unexpect Files-edrive.jpg

I know they have something to do with visual studio and Microsoft.NET\Framework. What I can not figure out is why they are on E drive and not C drive.

Is it safe to remove these or move to another location.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2010   #2


does all that files in a folder in E or they just there in the E without any folders?
IMO,those files could be an extracted files when you try to install Net Framework. It can be deleted but to be can try creating restore point first :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro

They are NOT in a folder just files on the E drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Jun 2010   #4


thanks for clearing me up on that. then the answers was just like i mention in the earlier post.

To be sure. create restore point.If you unsure,we can wait for other members to give their opinion. Feel free to ask:)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2010   #5

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64

As far as I can see, these are temp files that normally would be installed in the root temp directory (a past known bug that I guess still persists).

They can be deleted.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro

First I put those files into a folder (just to be safe) and moved to another drive. I then deleted the files from E drive. It has been several days and so far everything is running fine.

Thanks guys
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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