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Old folders from 2012 with random numbers and letters?

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    Old folders from 2012 with random numbers and letters?


    HI all can i delete these old folders from 2012 i posted a picture there are others with random numbers and letters as well that are not folders, they appear to have a windows KB file in theme are they safe to delete ??? here is a picture of them thanks all. Click image for larger version

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Those are left over from MS updates, if you had Windows 7 thats where they came from. You can just delete em, check inside anyway to make sure, but I'm sure you will see a KB installer.
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    ok cool i will eradicate them there is a KB installer in them, what about the ones that are not folders safe to delete?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    ok cool i will eradicate them there is a KB installer in them, what about the ones that are not folders safe to delete?
    Make a system restore point & delete them.
    If problems popup use the restore point to fix them.
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    OK will do thanks for the help
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    You're welcome.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    It's always a good idea to make a restore point when deleting stuff you are unfamiliar with, after a while you'll know when it is safe not to.
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    yeah i tried to delete the no folder ones and it would not let me but i did get the other folders removed but i forgot a restor point, but they were just old KB installer in each one of those so not a big deal.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If you have folders or files that will not delete, use File Assassin or Unlocker to delete them:

    Malwarebytes : Remove any locked file with FileASSASSIN

    Download Unlocker - MajorGeeks

    Those 2 tray files may be from a virus, I would try to open them with Notepad, just drag them into notepad and take a look at what's there.
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    i looked at them with notepad and nothing but korean or chinese writing
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