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How to delete crazy folders?

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  • Hi,

    I have a Windows XP SP3. 

    On my computer have a lot crazy folders.

    Eg.: 

    C:\0db9d987fb60a003cdb1502c3352

    C:\0f0e2e8ecc862c419a75d4dc174ae929

    and some files inside.

    How can I delete this crazy folders?

    Or, Setup windows XP create this folders inside if the other folder, not in Root (c:\)?

    Thanks in advantage.

     


    Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:13 PM

Answers

  • These folders are likely created by some installers. They might contain some temporary files required for installation, or they might contain backups for files being overwritten or removed during installation or uninstallation. If there are some files, you can try to analyze what they are about and guess what program installation created them.

    You should be able to delete that folder by just deleting them. You may need to be an administrator to delete them. If the assumption in my first paragraph is correct, there might be safe to delete all of them (at least that one which exists even after a few computer restarts).

    • Edited by MCCZ Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:58 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by Flavio Sampaio Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:36 PM
    Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:56 PM
  • On Sun, 25 Sep 2011 12:13:51 +0000, Flavio Sampaio wrote:

    I have a Windows XP SP3.

    MCCZ has already answered your question but you should be aware that this
    forum is for the Windows 8 Developer Preview and is not intended to be a
    support forum for Windows XP. You should be able to find an XP forum at:

    http://answers.microsoft.com


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Save energy:  Drive a smaller shell.

    Sunday, September 25, 2011 7:04 PM
  • This forum have nothing saing this is only for win 8 developers!!!

    The title of this forum is:

    "Windows Developer Preview: General OS questions"

    That means it's for general questions regarding the Developer Preview.

     

    As Paul said, for consumer related XP questions, use this forum:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp

     

     

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:46 PM

All replies

  • These folders are likely created by some installers. They might contain some temporary files required for installation, or they might contain backups for files being overwritten or removed during installation or uninstallation. If there are some files, you can try to analyze what they are about and guess what program installation created them.

    You should be able to delete that folder by just deleting them. You may need to be an administrator to delete them. If the assumption in my first paragraph is correct, there might be safe to delete all of them (at least that one which exists even after a few computer restarts).

    • Edited by MCCZ Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:58 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by Flavio Sampaio Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:36 PM
    Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:56 PM
  • On Sun, 25 Sep 2011 12:13:51 +0000, Flavio Sampaio wrote:

    I have a Windows XP SP3.

    MCCZ has already answered your question but you should be aware that this
    forum is for the Windows 8 Developer Preview and is not intended to be a
    support forum for Windows XP. You should be able to find an XP forum at:

    http://answers.microsoft.com


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Save energy:  Drive a smaller shell.

    Sunday, September 25, 2011 7:04 PM
  • Paul Adare

    You have note to say! Don't say nothing!!!

    This forum have nothing saing this is only for win 8 developers!!!

    This forum is " Windows Developer Preview: General OS questions ", You see? GENERAL OS QUESTIONS!!!  NOT ONLY WINDOWS 8 DEVELOPERS!!!

    Keep quiet when you have no answer to say! 

    Thanks



    Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:37 PM
  • This forum have nothing saing this is only for win 8 developers!!!

    The title of this forum is:

    "Windows Developer Preview: General OS questions"

    That means it's for general questions regarding the Developer Preview.

     

    As Paul said, for consumer related XP questions, use this forum:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp

     

     

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:46 PM