Please identify this type of file....can it be read/deleted?

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bj nick

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PC running Windows 7. I have dozens (100s?) of files of which I cannot identify the type, nor read it. They are in my boot C: drive and I'm trying to clear space, but safely......these files are all between 15-60MB, maybe even more....all told, a few GBs of space. To be specific, they are in the folder: Boot C/users/MYNAME/appdata/roaming/mobileSync/Backup....so.....they're MAC files? Maybe from my old iPhone? (haven't used in years.) The only MAC products I have used are the old iPhone and my iPad, which I never connect with my PC. Here are a couple examples of the files: * efcd54559a839c7f72b3dae5fa9c55ccaf59e2c2 *f1ca2deb5a2bd379a6a1a0c411984a890fed59e1

Thanks for any assistance.....wasn't sure where to post this.... ADMIN: if it's in the wrong place, please move to appropriate location. Thank you!
 

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Are you able to see the files extensions?
I mean, like :
"filename" followed by exe, ini ,jpg or anything like that?
 

bj nick

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Nope. The first thing I did was right click on one of the files and check properties, and see if there was an extension, so I could then Google the extension and figure out what kind of file it is. But I see none at all.
 

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Are you sure of that file path because it should be:

C/users/MYNAME/appdata/roaming/Apple or Apple Computer/mobileSync/Backup

Open iTunes and then click on Edit and Preferences and then click on the Devices icon. You should be able to delete those backups there.
 

Oddba11

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Rename the folder. For example, "Boot C" to "Boot C old" (or whatever).

Then use your PC for a few days or week or longer. Try to at least open all of your commonly used programs. If the folder is important to any program, you will see an error and you can then simply rename the folder back to it's original name.

If you are really paranoid, copy the folder to a DVD and keep it on hand for awhile. Then if they are important, you can simply copy the folder back into place.
 
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