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Old 27th November 2009   #1
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Folders with long string of numbers for name


I have these folders that pops up on my drives with long names of numbers and letters like "01a436d109f250b9c43a"

Inside are 2 folders named: "i386" and "amd64", and files like: "print filter pipeline proxy", "security catalog" and other dll

I also have a ".trash-1000" folder that as pop up.

Anyone know what these are and how to get rid of 'em if they aren't any good?


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They are probably left over from installing .net stuff..You should be able to right click and Delete.

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Thanks for replying, on my portable I did, but in the documents folder access is denied. Do you know how to "run as administrator" on XP? these are on my laptop.

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There is no 'Run as Administrator' in XP - you must log onto the Administrator account if your current account does not have administrative rights .....

Log on as an administrator

How to login as Administrator in Windows XP?

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The account I am using has administrator privileges.

Even from this "Administrator" account access is still denied. I guess will have to ignore these files. There only 12Mb. Kinda wanted to make sure wasn't some malware or something nasty.

Thanks anyway.

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Hi JCinvan. In order to delete those files you have to take ownership of them. How to Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows Vista.

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Taking ownership either fails or it still not enough. It's ok I'll do it from Fedora ounce I get installed.

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Ok then.

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I'm going to leave it unsolved for now, at least until I get rid of these folders.

Thanks for the effort.

Installed Ubuntu and deleted the folders from there.


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I've also been confronted with "access denied" when trying to delete unwanted stuff and I've overcome it with an application called 'Unlocker' which I downloaded from fileshippo. I queried it on this site to see if it's ok and apparently it is. It's logo is a magic wand and the latest version is 1.8.8. That might help you.

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