what is this file and why do i have 26 of them?

By IH8PunkRok
Feb 4, 2007
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ok for a while now microsoft update has been installing updates every night on my computer.
    it is putting folders in my c drive with numbered names like
    0b9e866e15dcf46ebc7b8b7
    and inside it has a text document with a name like
    msxml4-KB92798-enu
    now im only conserened because i have 26 of these folders and files different names but similar
    any idea as to waht they are?
  2. MISHA8725

    MISHA8725 Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    They are the rollback files for the updates installed. They are harmless and are put in place as a safety precaution in case any of the updates installed ever install incorrectly, become corrupted, or to have on hand if the computer is rolled back to a restore date.
  3. IH8PunkRok

    IH8PunkRok Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 120

    good i thought i was being infested with viruses. is it ok if i move all of them to a specific folder so its not so cluttered or will it mess things up?
  4. MISHA8725

    MISHA8725 Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    i would advise not to move them. they are part of the windows OS files. if and if ever windows needs to roll them back it might not be able to find them or roll back successfully.
  5. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Leave them be

    We all get them.Thats why it pays to have a large hard drive so these won't
    matter.Try to have 25 % free space for XP.
    Run Disk Cleanup regularly,Its safe to delete what it finds.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.