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#1 ILoveTabitha

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:23 PM

What is "25116e5a9d03734d62436c80a82e" (D:\25116e5a9d03734d62436c80a82e) and is it safe to remove? I'm using a Windows XP Media Center, built by Acer.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:51 PM

You already have some answers:

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/computers-...82e/t.55028607/

http://www.computerforum.com/161394-25116e...436c80a82e.html

http://www.golivewire.com/forums/peer-ysaybay-support-a.html

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 02:47 PM

It is left over from a Windows update/hotfix installation.

Some Windows hotfixes, updates, etc. will create a temporary randomly named folder usually using (usually) 28 hexadecimal characters on the volume with the most free space. In your case, I'll bet it is the D drive.

It would be nice if they were deleted after a successful install, but sometimes are not.

Look inside the folder to see what was installed, say "oh yeah", then delete it if you desire.

None of those other explanations explain the origin of the folder or really answered the question - unless "yeah, sure" qualifies as an answer!

Edited by joseibarra, 10 October 2009 - 03:45 PM.

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