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mysterious folder in my C drive

by technix2012 / May 5, 2012 1:09 AM PDT

hello,

from last few days i am seeing some folders in my C drive with names like
Documents%20and%20Settings
Program%20Files
769d1cfc7dc1107d0e09084243b1c0

when i open them they jus have microsoft visio files in it.
these folder's create a problem for compilation of my java program.
if i delete them then also it creates a problem

Please let me know what are these folders...and how can i get rid of it

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Re: folders
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 5, 2012 7:37 PM PDT

A %20 is a url-speak for a space. But it's quite uncommon to see those on the c-drive.

So now my questions:
1. Do you have the 'nornal' Documents and Settings and Program Files folders also?
2. What do you mean with "microsoft visio files"?
3. What do you mean with "compilation of my Java program" and how do you know it's caused by these folders?
4. What problem is created if you delete these folders?

Kees

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Temporrary Folders
by asmhatre / May 5, 2012 8:42 PM PDT

While your programs are being installed the package is unpacked on your harddrive (at some different drve ,mostly last one, example if you are having c,d,e as drives then it will be extracted in e) first and then it is copied to installation location(program files). Many times this folders are deleted automatically but in some cases the nremain on your disk. You can safely delete that folder.

If after deleting that folder, problem is created then try to reinstall that software and by the way, this folders do not interfare with any other programs hence then will not cause problem with java. It looks that you might need to reinstall java.

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