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DRVSTORE ib blue, when I open there are many

September 26, 2010 at 23:59:12
Specs: Windows XP

DRVSTORE in system32 is marked blue. When I open there are 5 folders, 2 in blue with numbers, in each folder there are more files, I don't know whether it is safe to delete them. there properties of this DRVSTORE is 4.61 MB, Isn't too large?
I am using AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+
1.81GHz, 2.43GB of RAM

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September 27, 2010 at 01:43:12

If you don't know what you're doing it is best to stay out of system32 folder and do not delete anything.

That said, my own DRVSTORE folder contains only one sub-folder associated with Windows Live Phone which I think is associated with Windows Live messenger. Total size is about 50kb so yours at 4.61mb is a whole lot larger. If you try to delete this folder you will probably be unable since it is a read-only folder, and if you do alter the attributes to allow deletion then you risk messing up something in windows that you night need at a later date. I would suggest scan with AV and if nothing is found leave it alone.

A little googling has revealed the blue lettering means the folder /file is either encrypted or compressed. Check the creation dates for each folder/file. Mine correspond with the date my operating system was installed. Anything more recent in yours may relate to software you have installeda various times. Any files with .inf suffix can be opened and read in notepad or wordpad. You should be able to identify what particular software they relate to.

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