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#1 mimi116

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:43 AM

I suddenly have a com_files folder on my desktop. I have no clue what it is, why its there, if I should delete it, etc. Unable to find any info on it when put into "search." Suggestions??

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

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#3 mimi116

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:01 PM

open it ,anything in it if yes "what", when was it created /right click go properties /see date created

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:51 AM

Six folders: a_data, a_data_002, a_data_003, a_data_004, a_data_005, Sync_data
Created 4/13/2011
Contains 0 files, 0 folders

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:43 PM

Looks like folders from a memory card that's been used for a camera and accidentally copied to your desktop. All you gotta do is drag and drop a folder onto your desktop. I accidentally drag folders and drop them into other places all the time. When I see empty folders like like your com_files, I delete them because they're just leftover folders from something that isn't really important.

If you're really, REALLY unsure, then you can move the com_files folder to a different place, for example cut(not copy) and paste it into My Documents. If your computer starts having problems, then they're important, move them back. If not, then you can be sure that you don't need them, delete them.

Edited by Dullahan8, 10 June 2011 - 09:46 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:32 AM

Thanks! That could be it as my printer keeps reverting to memory card every now and then - I will try just moving them first. I appreciate your input.




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