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What is this folder and can I delete it?

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#1 JJ2K


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:26 AM

OK I always like my C root to be clean with just the main folders there.

However one day this suspicious folder has appeared, there, me thinks it's Windows Update that's plonked it there (nice place to plonk it!)

Here is the details of the folder:

Name: C:\03fd680dbae04bd0aa74d9e7
Subolders: amd and i386

Both subfolders contain the same 7 files:

msxpsdrv (Security Catalogue)
msxpsdrv (Setup Information)

Any ideas on what this is, and can I delete it!

Many Thanks.

EDIT: It seems the folder is related to .NET Framework 3.5 which I was advised to install . Can I delete it?

Edited by JJ2K, 13 March 2009 - 09:38 AM.

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#2 DavisMcCarn


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:14 AM

Folders with names like "C:\03fd680dbae04bd0aa74d9e7" are almost always created as part of a Windoze update and, yes, they can be deleted at will. A few have fussed at me about being in use or having a permissions issue; but, that is rare and I regularly delete them as part of cleaning up a system.
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#3 JJ2K

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 12:29 PM

OK i'll get rid of it, but why have it there in the first place?

Anyhow what difference does it make for me the average user on updating my .NET Framework to 3.5, should i only have done this if i'm a .NET programmer?

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:12 PM

Those files are related to MS XPS service. XPS is XML Paper Specification, which MS has invented in competetion with Adobe PDF format. For more information, visit:


XPS requires atleast .NET 3.0 to work.

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