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bootmgr file and boot folder in non-system drive


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#1 VoidsX

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:24 AM

Hi,

 

I had unhidden Windows files because I was looking for something and by accident I found a boot file and folder in the E partition, My Windows is on C and D is a logical drive (non system), C and D are on the same physical drive while E has a drive on its own. My question is provided these files are safe to delete how can I delete them? Windows just puts them back on the next restart, and also how did they get there in the first place?

 

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

What is the folder name/title?

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:26 PM

The folder is called "Boot", inside it is a bunch of language folders called cs-CZ, da-DK, de-DE, en-US ... etc and the file is "bootmgr"



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:33 PM

IMO...could be caused by backups of the O/S.  I have several on my system due to placing backups on different partitions/drives.  IMO, the folders are meaningless because the partitions themselves have not been set as active/bootable.  I can delete them but I just don't bother.

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:21 PM

Would this be created by taking an image of the system C drive? thats the only thing I did on that drive. I'm going to try and delete them and hopefully not break the partition itself.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 03:01 PM

That folder has nothing to do with the partition it's on...if Windows is not installed on the same partition.  It's just a set of files which has been created and which serves no purpose...just like many of the log files which will be generated by Windows.

 

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