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thingy
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Strange empty Folders?

Dell XPS L702X - Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 Bit - IE8 - McAfee Security Center

With Hidden Files and Folders showing - in the Location C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local - I have 54 empty Folders all with Alpha-Numeric Names such as....

{00F218BD-26FB-4C40-B58D-3E9BDE7091A6}

{1B60291D-9B78-40B1-972B-7232AEF65899}

{1CC52294-D006-48EC-8B05-893D2C7E83A5}

{2A1BF5D2-CBEC-4E51-933D-F5A1215A276D}

It would seem from their Dates that one - sometimes two - of these are created every day

There is no indication as to which Program is creating these empty Folders

Apart from Windows Updates I have not Installed any Software since getting this Laptop six weeks ago

It has been suggested to me that these Folders are something to do with McAfee

Can anyone conform this?

Thanks

Message was edited by: thingy on 02/07/11 00:06:35 IST
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Dinz
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Re: Strange empty Folders?

No – as all files and folders regarding McAfee would be stored within a specific folder that names McAfee .

Reliable Contributor exbrit
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Re: Strange empty Folders?

According to this thread they are most likely created by some Windows or Messenger process:  http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/172755-strange-empty-folders.html

I have the same thing in Vista and Windows 7 and if I right-click > Properties and go to Previous Version tab I see that they are possibly overwritten daily.    I would leave them alone.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 20/07/11 8:25:54 EDT PM

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