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files beginning $ in Windows folder

by anmackay / August 10, 2005 9:51 PM PDT

Can anyone explain why all of a sudden I have about 50 or so hidden files starting $MSI31 uninstall_etc , &NTServicePackUninstall$, $UninstallKB824146$, etc etc and also about 30 Windows Media profile files starting WMPrffor(etc).prx located in my Windows folder. I know they're hidden files but I still don't remember noticing them before. Can I delete these files? Thanks

A Mackay

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Microsoft...
by jackintucson / August 11, 2005 3:42 AM PDT

hides these files for a reason. DO NOT delete them.

and life goes on...


Jack

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Those are there so...
by Edward ODaniel / August 11, 2005 6:53 AM PDT

you can uninstall the particular patch or service pack if you have problems.

If you are not having problems you can safely delete those or if the least bit paranoid can save them to a CD before deleting.

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