Solved A file name containing lower case letters and numbers

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
December 29, 2013 at 15:17:51
Specs: Windows 8 - 64Bit, 1.8 GHz / 4gig
On my C:\ drive this file appears: b4841069cf313c4dfbc96d0e77, the file contains two folders named : amd64 and i386.

Each folder contains seven files named:

filterpipelineprintproc.dll
msxpsdrv.cat
msxpsdrv.inf
msxpsinc.gpd
msxpsinc.ppd
mxdwdrv.dll
xpssvcs.dll

The file names are identical in each folder. At the outset I was refused permission to open or delete the parent folder. I took ownership however and found the contents mentioned above. My question therefore is what is the purpose of the files and will it be safe in fact to delete the folders?


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#1
December 29, 2013 at 21:45:38
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You might check the date the folder was created and see if you remember anything you did at that time but it sounds like upgrade files. Did you maybe go from 8 to 8.1?

I don't know if it's safe to delete them. I wouldn't. But you might want to rename the folder--making sure you keep track of its original name--and see if you get any errors. If so, rename it back and leave it alone. If no errors occur for a reasonable period of time then maybe it's safe to delete.


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#2
December 29, 2013 at 23:07:33
This folder is the result of a .net framework upgrade and is safe to delete. But if you are the cautious type it is best to do as DAVE suggests, or move them to a temp folder for a while.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951...


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#3
December 30, 2013 at 15:02:52
The dates shown for the file are 8th December 2013 (8/12/2013) and the only changes made at that time would have been the normal update routine and I enabled WiFi connection with my Epson printer, I cannot imagine that that would have created a folder system however I'll try Dave's suggestion of renaming (or movung the folder elsewhere and I'll get back later.

Thank you for the suggestions

Regards


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#4
December 30, 2013 at 21:02:26
I created a Temp folder and moved the whole box and dice into it and so far there have been no issues. After a period of time I'll move the lot onto a DVD disc and keep it "just in case!"

Thanks for your help,

Regards


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#5
December 30, 2013 at 21:50:26
If it's as ijack suggests it should be safe to delete but it won't hurt to make a copy.

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