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What are folder like "dc6bc1ae6d8b492a25b808d5db" under C:\ ???? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

       Need help to know what are the folders under C:\ like to this name "dc6bc1ae6d8b492a25b808d5db".

       Why these appears and if i can to remove it to generate free space.

    Regards and thanks


    betocolo

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5:27 PM

Answers

  • Hello,


    A folder with a meaningless name like “dc6bc1ae6d8b492a25b808d5db” is usually a temp folder to store the files extracted by Windows Installer. But I make no warranty for this. If you can, open the folder and check the contents of it to determine whether it’s safe to delete them.


    While installing software either Windows software or 3rd-party software, Windows Installer needs to extract the Installer Package to a local drive first. For some reason, Windows Installer just "forgot" to remove this folder when the installation is done.


    Thanks
    Zhang

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:41 AM