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Solved: local disk folder question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ben1220, Sep 29, 2007.

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  1. Ben1220

    Ben1220 Thread Starter

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    In most computers I have seen, the local disk has several folders made up of seemingly meaningless numbers and letters, for example 3eb8109de9241734698a04a6c910f1 is a folder in my desktop's c:\ There are plenty others like this in the hard drive, and I have seen the same thing on other computers. Inside these folders are other folders, all named "update" and in side them there is a notepad file

    CSetupExtension::~CSetupExtension() : Entering
    CSetupExtension::~CSetupExtension() : Leaving

    they all contain this
    My question is, what do these do and is it safe to delete them? I would assume they are safe to delete, they just look like an update log for a program that thinks it is too important to store its update logs in its own personal folder :mad: but i wouldnt like to delete something important. I have seen the same thing occur on other computers as well. Thankyou for any information you can give me
     
  2. online_fixes

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    Are you using a program called Active Sync? That is what creates the odd folders you are seeing.
     
  3. Ben1220

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    I'm not but I think another computer is on our network. I doubt this could have caused files and folders to automatically appear on my hd though. perhaps I should just make a checkpoint and delete them...
     
  4. online_fixes

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    Is the other Computer you refer to on the Network Syncing with yours when you connect to the network. I wouldn't delete anything until I found out the answer to that question.
     
  5. wparrish

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    These folders are created by Microsoft Service Pack Installers and are safe to be deleted
     
  6. Ben1220

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    thanks
     
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