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ProgramData Microsoft Crypto - safe to delete files?


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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:03 PM

ProgramData Microsoft Crypto - safe to delete files?
ProgramData Microsoft Crypto ... RSA, Machine Keys, 2GB of files, can some of those files be safely deleted?


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:09 PM

These are Microsoft folders and files used for encryption on your Windows system, I suggest you to leave them there otherwise you'll most likely "break" a few of your programs features. They are also included in a standard Windows installation so they are meant to be there and used.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/what-does-machinekeys-folder-contain/272e2e30-3161-40cd-96ae-ed6b71c8ffc0

Edit: Found a thread with this question on BleepingComputer

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/536613/windows-crypto-folder/

Edited by Aura., 06 March 2015 - 04:13 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:20 PM

thanks for the info!  i never noticed the other thread  :)


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:21 PM

Well it's a few months old so I guess no one would have really noticed it :P And no problem!

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