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Dreylivude

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Hello,

a while back I noticed 2 strange folders appeared on my external hard drive. They are named with a series of numbers and letters, and inside both of them is a i386 folder. Now I did some research and realize that the i386 folder is supposed to be important, however, it is on an external drive that isn't always on, and I have had problems when it's off, and not to mention the fact that they are both empty, or so windows tells me as I can get inside them.

Not the biggest problem in the world, but annoying at that. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of these folders?
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Click on My Computer > tools > folder options > view. Check the box of Hide Protected Operating System Files > Apply > OK. See if it solved the problem.
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that option was already selected, and the folders are still visible.
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Quote from first post "it is on an external drive that isn't always on, and I have had problems when it's off". Could you explain what problems you had when "it's off"?
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ack, terribly sorry. That's a typo. I meant to say, I have not had problems when it is off, so the folders must not be needed.
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I look at my external HD right now (IDE in a usb enclosure) and there are two folders which only show when you uncheck "Hide system files....". The folders are Recycler which contain a number of files that have no names but numbers and another folder, System Volume Information, which is not accessible. Both folders are created when you first format the disk.

I don't know at the moment why they show up on your disk when "hide ... etc" is checked. I'll keep looking for a solution.
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