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Unexplained folder appeared in My Documents

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    Unexplained folder appeared in My Documents


    A new folder has appeared in Documents called "Notes". It contains files such as: Genko 1 and Genko 2, Seyes, ShortHand, and To Do List, all of which are typed as Journal Template. How could it get in Documents? Copy of the files in it in attached screenshot. Can I delete it? If so how?

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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hey John,
    I think it has something to do with PC/Tablet input/Handwriting.
    I think you can turn the feature off in Programs and Features/Turn Windows Features On or Off,
    then the folder should disappear.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    I have had that exact same folder since August 2012 and poses no threat to me. Which program installed, I don't know, too long ago.
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    Thanks for responses Edwin and Nuccii. I can't seem to find anything comparable in Programs and Features/Turn Windows Features On or Off. Guess I'll just live with it until I find a way to deal with it.
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sorry John, my mistake; it comes from setting up Windows Journal.

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    You can delete the folder if Windows Journal isn't set up.
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    You saved me again, Edwin! I just moved the "Notes" folder back to Windows Journal File and all is OK. I appreciate your help. Thanks.
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    No probs mate!
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