Strange folders on local disk

By nick777
Jul 10, 2009
  1. In my OS hard drive (C: ) there are 2 folders that are literally named just an assortment of random numbers and letters. In one folder is a Update file, and in the other is a txt log file.

    Are these important? And what are they?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    We would need a lot more info.
    Operating system, hard drive brand and model, and what other software is installed.
  3. nick777

    nick777 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've got XP with all the service packs, the hard drive is a Hitachi HDT7
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,145   +597

    I think you've answered your own question.

    I've seen these before. To make sure however, run at least the Highjackthis test show in
  5. nick777

    nick777 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys, on doing a little research - I found out that these are error updates that should actually be in the Temp folder. Other people informed me (who had the same problem) that they are safe to delete. But to be on the safe side, I haven't removed them from my recycle bin yet, I'm just going to wait a while to see if it affects my system at all.

    As always, thanks a lot.
  6. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    I have 2 folders on my HD, one is
    \14c2cd48c15b524093002dd680 and the other,
    They both appeared back in February after an update, I personally wouldn't delete them in the event a system restore were needed...
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