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what is this folder with SPX.CAB file inside? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are supporting business offices systems running Windows 7 SP1 in 64 bit. System RAM is 16GB and HD is 200GB.

    In one of the partition (Drive F), a folder appeared (Aug 19, 2015), the folder name is 973d3e99d0b18144c2ffb4c55570d78a (we can change it to junk or some such). Inside it has a cabinet file called SFX.CAB created same date and file size is 0.

    Can you please tell me what this is? and should we remove it?

    Thank you

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:01 PM

All replies

  • Hi Jgy,

    It maybe created by some 3rd party software, you can remove it directly. 

    Best regards,


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    Niko Cheng
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    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:14 AM
  • Niko, thank you.

    Users asked what 3rd party software created this.

    Actually I could rename the folder. But when tried to delete the SFX.CAB, I got:

    Folder Access Denied. You need permission to perform this action (delete). You require permission from the Computer's administrator to make changes to this folder. SFX.CAB contains compressed files.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 6:45 PM
  • Try to take ownership of the folder using this method
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:06 PM
  • thanks, Acreed02, thanks,

    talk to my boss, they do not allow registry hack on business floor systems.

    Thursday, August 27, 2015 5:44 PM