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Unrecognized Folder On My Hard Drive


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Okay well the last thing I can say I remember doing was updating windows when I saw that little notification on the systray. & well now on one of my hard drives there is an unrecognized folder that has appeared out of nowhere. I never made this folder nor did I move it there. It's just came out of nowhere and sticks out like a sore thumb on my data drive (a drive I use just for data such as videos, pics, etc). This is not on my "C" drive in case you are wondering.


Anyways the folders name is: 9ef7b51256e5fbbfcacae870412169

And inside the folder there is a text file named: msxml4-KB927978-enu
(This text file has a lot of text in it as if it were some sort of log)


& yes I know the name of the folder is really weird. Now what should I do about this? I really want to delete this folder and file off of my hard drive since it appeared out of nowhere. But I dunno if this is something important or has to do with windows xp.


PLEASE HELP

THANK YOU
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It's an update from Microsoft

http://support.micro...kb/927978/en-us

From what I have read, it can be deleted. I have the same thing on my C: drive.
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Try this one for size... {9DF687E7-381C-4882-A05F-4ADF1DD53394}

Not to worry, it is a temp folder and can be deleted...at least on my system, I have deleted them to conserve space...be cautious...save it to a Temp folder then delete the original. Difference? No? Safe to kill the saved temp file! Sometimes, I like to save them if there's an *.exe or *.msi file in there...just in case, I need it later.

Edited by b1caez01, 03 December 2006 - 11:36 AM.

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