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What is the XEROX folder in the program files folder doing there. It has a subfolder of NWWIA in it. The folder is box-marked as read-only and has a size of 0 bytes. I know it is something Microsoft did. Why did they put it there and can I get rid of it without ruining my system?
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Hi
I have one too in mine it is put there by microsoft its not doing any thing and its not goiing to hurt leaving it there I did read something on this before but I can not remember all of it I know its used with some office programs and some others I would not remove it there is no mb's in it so you not lossing any hard drive space from it.
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The Xerox folder is part of the WIA (WindowsImage Acquisition), used for scanning. They are protected by WFP (Windows File Protection), which will not allow you to delete them. If you go through the trouble of disabling this feature and go to the command line, you may be able to delete the directories, but they are returned every time you reboot.

Installed by WindowsXP, and protected by Microsoft as a core component, apparently licensed from Xerox. Don't sweat it. <_<
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Is it ok to hide it?
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I don't have any Microsoft Office programs and never did, but I do have a scanner with my all-in-one. Why did they put it in the "Program Files" folder and not something like "System32"? I don't know why they couldn't hide it. Is it ok to hide it?

There is also "microsoft frontpage" folder in the "Program Files". This is also something Microsoft did. It has a subfolder of "VERSION3.0" and a subfolder in that of "BIN". "microsoft frontpage" is also box-marked as read-only and is 0 bytes. I don't have Microsoft Frontpage and never had, what's this one for?

Edited by nathanhuth, 11 January 2004 - 08:52 PM.

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Is it ok to hide it?

Sure, if that makes you feel better, but it supposed to be there. :D

I don't have any Microsoft Office programs and never did, but I do have a scanner with my all-in-one. Why did they put it in the "Program Files" folder and not something like "System32"?

Windows has native support for scanners (and digital cameras), this allows many scanners to work without downloading additional software. I don't pretend to know why Microsoft does things the way they do <_<

I don't have Microsoft Frontpage and never had, what's this one for?

Again, it's a required component. I believe it's the "publish to web" component.
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