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amd64 and i386 folder? Safe to Delete?

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#1 chubalz


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:24 AM

Well i have 2 hard disc.

OS Windows XP SP3 Fully updated.

The main is hard disc C: and D: which is partitioned.

C: is OS
D: is games

My 2nd hard disc which is a external hard drive is F: but i open the cased and directly connect to mobo to a Sata connector.

F: is backup

Upon windows update without noticing it create this amd64 and i386 folder on F:?

This amd64 and i386 folder cannot be delete.

First i was thinking its a malware but goggling it it is related to Windows Update.

What i did was force to format my F: which amd64 and i386 is created.

Now its gone!

Is it really safe to remove this folder?

Edited by chubalz, 26 September 2011 - 07:25 AM.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:40 AM

If never heard of WU creating folders by that name. They are usually alphanumeric and about 20 characters long. I Would hazard a guess and say that yes, they are safe to delete.

Next time you should try Unlocker
You should only have these items checked when installing...
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Then simply right click a file or folder and sendto Unlocker.

Edited by .X., 01 October 2011 - 08:47 AM.

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