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Lots of folders names with a string of letters/numbers in non system drives


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#1 Lorelai001

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:20 AM

Hello!
Besides the C:/ drive, I have a D:/ and E:/ drive on my computer and more and more folders named with a string of letters and numbers keep appearing, especially on E. I've had a Windows 7 Premium Edition installed a while ago and before that I had a Windows 7 Home edition for some years.
What are those files, and how can I erase them, and should I erase them?
How can I get rid of them if I were to reinstall Windows 7 some time in the future again?
Most are empty, besides a few, and one of them in drive E is locked by the system.
They're really annoying, as I struggle to see my personal folders in all that jungle.

Thank you!



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 12:51 PM

Click on the Start orb, the type manage in the Search programs and files box and press Enter.

 

A menu will open with one of the choices being Disk Management, click on this.

 

When this opens use the Snipping tool to copy an image of this and post it in your topic.

 

Please use the Snipping Tool to copy the image, you can find this tool in Accessories under All Programs.   After you have the image you will want to go to File and click on Save As, Pictures will open with this image, when it opens give it a name and click on save .
 
Using the Snipping Tool to copy an image. 
 
To open the Snipping tool click on the Start orb, then type snipping tool in the search box.  Snipping Tool will appear above the search box, right click on it and choose Run as administrator.  
 
Before you open the Snipping Tool have the image you want to copy one the destop, then open the Snipping Tool.
 
A small white cross (+) will appear on the screen, move this to the lower left corner of the image you want to copy, press and hold the mouse and slowly move it to the right and upwards.  You will see a red rectangle form around the image, when you have the image isolated that you want, release the mouse.  
 
After you have the image you will go to File and click on Save As, Pictures will open with this image, when it opens give it a name then click on Save.    
 
You can post this image in your next post.  Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options
 
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When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you made with the Snipping Tool, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.
 
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#3 Lorelai001

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:36 PM

Thank you for your reply! Image attached.  :)
Capture2.JPG is a snip of some of the folders on drive E, but it's only a third of them.
My current OS was installed on Nov. 5th, if I well recall.

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Edited by Lorelai001, 09 January 2015 - 01:45 PM.





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