long string of numbers?

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med.tech

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Whenever I am in Windows explorer I notice a few file folders that are just a long string of letters and numbers. When I click on it, a subfolder named "sp2" comes up. When I click on that, it tells me it is inaccessible.
What is it?
 

med.tech

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No, I have not upgraded to service pack 2. At least, not that I'm aware of. My system info shows I have service pack 1.
 
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If these have $ in-front and after the numbers they are from installation of programs and what I do with them is archive them to a CD-R and then delete just those files with the $ before and after. They can be deleted.
 

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No, they are not bracketed by "$". Are the files bracketed by $ temporary files?
 

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Do you have Show Hidden Files and Show System Files ON...
 
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