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Folder in my downloads called "N_Files". Google no help.

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    Folder in my downloads called "N_Files". Google no help.

    So, When I go into my downloads folder on my computer, there is a folder called N_files that is listed as "modified earlier this month". It contains a whole bunch of files that look like this: imgur: the simple image sharer, as well as a little facebook icon picture, and then what looks like small, 1 KB pictures of what appears to be all my facebook friends as well as many people I don't recognize. The thing is the files are so small I can't zoom in without seeing a blob of pixels. I'm not going to share The whole folder for obvious privacy reasons, but I will share this screenshot: imgur: the simple image sharer
    imgur: the simple image sharer

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    So, what are you asking?
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    I suspect that this is something you download from Facebook. Log into your account and do a search for N_files and see what turns up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    I suspect that this is something you download from Facebook. Log into your account and do a search for N_files and see what turns up.
    Most likely an app. Facebook does not normally download anything to your computer when browsing the website.
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    The folder called N_files is an orphan folder.

    Typically, when a hypertext-markup file is saved, "N.htm", a folder, N_files, is created to hold the data necessary to recreate the hypertext-markup file.

    Not all file managers are created equal. Some file managers, while moving hypertext-markup files, leave the accompanying folders behind, making them 'orphans'. The hypertext-markup file, without the accompanying (beautician's) folder, is just a .txt file by any other name with none of the beautician's touchups.
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Folder in my downloads called "N_Files". Google no help.

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