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c drive -Huge folder named as random letters and numbers

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)

    c drive -Huge folder named as random letters and numbers


    There's a folder in my c: drive with a long name composed of random letters and numbers. It has a very huge size of 4.84 GB.
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    It belongs to Microsoft as it contains windows6.1-KB976932-X64 cab file and another cab file. Can I delete it safely?

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    I have already run disk cleanup and ccleaner but they don't remove it.

    I have installed all the requisite updates that are available for my windows 8.1 x64 bit OS

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  2. #2


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 560
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    I created a directory in my OS and my data partition labeled "TestDel[x]" where X is either C or D. I move questionable directory[s] into that TestDel directory, wait a week or two, if nothing complains or ceases working, I then finally delete the not-needed directory[s]. I have moved similar funky directories into TestDel and finally deleted those funky directories from within TestDel after 1-2 weeks.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 11 Jul 2016 at 10:02.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    I created a directory in my OS and my data partition labeled "TestDel[x]" where X is either C or D. I move questionable directory[s] into that TestDel directory, wait a week or two, if nothing complains or ceases working, I then finally delete the not-needed directory[s]. I think I have moved into TestDel and finally deleted those from within TestDel after 2-3 weeks.
    You also have a folder like this?
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  4. #4


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 560
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Quote Originally Posted by archz2 View Post
    ...You also have a folder like this?
    I can't really tell by the graphics because of poor eyesight, however, it appears you and I have encountered such folders. However, for each of my three computers, I have two usb ext HDs containing OS partition full image backups. Take note, best to have backups before experimenting.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 12 Jul 2016 at 10:15.
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c drive -Huge folder named as random letters and numbers

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