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#1 1up2down

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:55 PM

When Windows Updates are installing I find some of them installed on the partition I created for my backups. Can anyone tell me why it does this? and is it safe to move them to somewhere like the Windows folder?

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#2 CohenTheBarbarian

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 06:54 AM

Are you talking about folders with long seeming random names, sitting in the root partition of your D partition?

The updates are not installed there - those are just temporary files, should have been hiddem when they were created, and deleted on the next reboot. Windows doesn't always work quite as planned though.

Delete them at your leisure.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 11:59 PM

Thanks for the advice. I will try deleting them as you say

So far there are three folders
5d81a444859a6b5ee631ba015679
691fcf58cbde1cd9556e
37572196fe488ae7cb256722ad32ab7d

5d81a444859a6b5ee631ba015679
Contains two other folders
amd64 and i386 which still have files in them

691fcf58cbde1cd9556e
and
37572196fe488ae7cb256722ad32ab7d
Appear to be empty folders

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 12:01 AM

Better still, I will store them temorarily on an external drive before deleing them, thanks again

Edited by 1up2down, 25 December 2010 - 12:02 AM.


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Posted 25 December 2010 - 07:33 AM

Most Microsoft installers will extract themselves into randomly named folders in the root of the drive that has the most free space (don't ask me why, I think it's pretty stupid myself...)




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