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tkmops

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    Unknown folders on external drive?
    « on: February 10, 2018, 12:54:58 PM »
    Unknown folders on external drive?
    Recently, in one of my external hard drives, the following folders have appeared in the drive root:

    7fb7dac2bb16c4aa9c7238e97b5bcc7c    empty

    65c8d890d8d994d8302e43b3f93c    empty

    531a420f86442b4ff51cdb7b   'Setup.exe' inside

    629d83dea8849fbf3adb1b  have to open with 'admin', folder 'amd64' inside

    ab9251f6adfb6282d66a83a8  have to open with 'admin',  folder 'amd64' inside

    b8854913dead8cf1a6

    Anyone know how and why they appeared, what they are for, and is it safe to delete them?

    Thanks!

    Win 7 64bit

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    Re: Unknown folders on external drive?
    « Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 01:02:28 PM »
    Looks like vid driver files to me....how they got to root i have no clue.
       
     
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    Re: Unknown folders on external drive?
    « Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 01:05:12 PM »
    They look like Windows update folders to me (folders sometimes created when updates are installed). They are generally created in the root drive and ultimately deleted. In any event, feel free to delete them.

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      Re: Unknown folders on external drive?
      « Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 12:01:29 PM »
      Thanks everyone for your fast responses.  Once a month I run CCleaner....the next time I run it, I'll see if those folders are 'cleaned'.

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      Re: Unknown folders on external drive?
      « Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 01:39:43 PM »
      quite often with those sort of files, when you go to delete them yourself, you get a 'permission denied' error.
      if that's the case, CC won't be able to delete then either.
      I use a little utility called Unlocker to remove them when that occurs.

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      Re: Unknown folders on external drive?
      « Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 06:25:43 AM »
      Another thing you can do with unknown files is create a new folder...move them there ...if the system runs fine for a week then delete them.
         
       
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