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Are These Folders really necessary in my C Drive?

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    Are These Folders really necessary in my C Drive?


    I have no idea where these folders came from , All I know is that I scanned them and no threat was detected. Can anyone explain why they are there, I don't think they were there before . When I try to delete the "3d08cb0ffd575d43f646571a0fe1" folder it won't allow me to. Should I leave them there?

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    Two ways to handle this.

    1. Delete them but leave them in the Recycle Bin. Then if you need any of them, restore to their original location.
    2. Move them into a temporary folder somewhere. Then if you need any of them, restore to their original location.

    If not needed after a few days/weeks, delete them.

    I don't think any of them are needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Two ways to handle this.

    1. Delete them but leave them in the Recycle Bin. Then if you need any of them, restore to their original location.
    2. Move them into a temporary folder somewhere. Then if you need any of them, restore to their original location.

    If not needed after a few days/weeks, delete them.

    I don't think any of them are needed.
    I tried to delete the first one, it won't allow me though this is what it says
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Driver Install Folders


    They may be folders created when you installed Nvidia and AMD drivers.
    The driver installers often extract files to your C: (they usually indicate this when you run them).

    Did you install AMD and Nvidia drivers on 30/11/2013?

    It is usually safe to delete them (I have done so in the past).
    I don't know why the installers don't remove them.

    You should create a backup HDD/SSD image before you attempt to delete those folders.

    You can use a program like Macrium Reflect Free Edition to create your backup.
    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

    Tutorial
    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    You should be able to Take Ownership of the folder then delete it. Take Ownership Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Note: Says Windows 7 but also works in Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    You should be able to Take Ownership of the folder then delete it. Take Ownership Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Note: Says Windows 7 but also works in Windows 8.
    WARNING, DO NOT TAKE OWNERSHIP of the C: (Windows 7) drive!!
    and that folder is in my C drive.
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    Your not, your taking ownership of a sub-folder tree on the C: drive.

    If you took ownership of the entire C: drive your computer would no longer work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Your not, your taking ownership of a sub-folder tree on the C: drive.

    If you took ownership of the entire C: drive your computer would no longer work.
    Alright so I followed the instruction , and it's still not working unless I have to restart my computer, would CCleaner do the job?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rawad,

    You might see if the free program Unlocker may be able to delete them.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rawad,

    You might see if the free program Unlocker may be able to delete them.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    This is why I always contact you cause you always resolve my problems!!!, Thanks Brink!!
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