Here's the deal...
First of all, he's running WinXP. He has a 500 GB drive split into two partitions:
C: about 400 GB
D: about 100 GB
Windows has been installed on D: which I suppose originally was intended to be a System dedicated partition. In actuallity, he has personal files in both C and D. Also it seems that certain programs were set to create and access files on the C partition by default (as C is usually where the system resides) and I assume he did not pay attention to the fact that things which should have been done on his D (system) partition where actually done on his C.
So I'm here trying to clean up things - moving all his personal stuff and Windows special folders to C and keeping his D partition clean of clutter - pure system stuff.
Now, the reason I'm posting here is regarding those files and folders currently located on the C partition which I think should be in D, yet I'm afraid to just move them there. Possibly moving these files from their current location will cause things to stop functioning.
Some of the files are even faded meaning that they are hidden files, which just strenghtens my notion that moving these files could be harmul.
I'd really appreciate advice on this.
Here's what his C partition looks like:
Notice the hidden files such as: System Volume Information (which is not accessible, I can't open the folder), boot.ini, MSOcache, Config.msi... etc.
I have no idea what these are or what they are for. If someone could please advise me if whether or not these can be moved, if they in fact SHOULD be moved (to the D partition), or if if I can just safely delete them.
Then there are two folders with names that are just a long string of numbers and letters. They too seem like they might be related to the system and I don't know what to do with them.
The first is 8b563b59fb8fe85e2d03621b. Here is its contents:
And here is the other one - titled 7107714b0fd07609f3bd
Thats it for now.
Looking forward to your replies.... Thx!
EDIT: sorry about the awkward pics, he only has Paint which i've never used before and don't know how to crop with it.
Edited by adifrank, 01 September 2010 - 06:03 AM.