Are these Window files necessary?

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You can thank Microsoft and Automatic Updates for those.

he he. When I looked at your screenshot I tried to scroll down to see more. You'll be surprised to hear that it didn't work. Dope!
 
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These files refer to 'hotfixes' and security patches that Windows has installed in the past via Windows Update. These folder simply contain the backed up old files that were replaced during the installation of the hotfixes in case you ever wanted to uninstall them if they were causing problems. In short, these files are legitimate and part of Windows. Like I was going to say I usually back then up to a CD-R disk and then delete them to make more room on the drive. If you feel you need to use them you can always copy them back to the same spot.
 

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Thank you all for your replies. If it's better to just leave them, is it safe to make a new folder and drag them there? It's a pain scrolling past all those to get to what I want to in the Windows folder.

Dr. Chauncey---that is funny!! But, in all truth, I've done the same myself! ;)
 
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Yes you can make a new folder and then move them there it will not remove them from your computer but they will not be in the way no more until you get more windows updates and then you just move them there with these also.
 
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