Odd folder on my D drive

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Hi everyone,

I have 2 drive partitions. I keep my drive D as a backup drive. I don’t open it that much, but I noticed these folders when I checked on it

I attached a screenshot. Any ideas what they are for?

I haven’t done anything about it yet. I’m a bit worried that it is a virus, but I already scanned the entire drive, and it was clean.

Thanks in advance!

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Answered By 0 points N/A #117566

Odd folder on my D drive

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Benj, 

These two folders are installation folders for your operating system. These were left overs when you changed or upgraded your operating system and you did not chose to format the drive. These are system folders and contain active elements that would be recognized by the operating system as essential and would deny you the access to delete them. You can however get them deleted via safe mode or through the recovery console using your installation disk.

Happy Computing.

Answered By 0 points N/A #117567

Odd folder on my D drive

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Dear Benj Johnson,

First and foremost, don't worry if you haven't done anything in your computer system, since it has been secured by your antivirus scanner, I guess, you need not worry. Actually, we have the same problem, in my hard disk, there are also weird files that do not open and I researched why it happens, and I found out that it's because of the protected file that has been stored in the system even if it's brand new.

Actually, those files say "Access denied" because you have to buy for the software that can is compatible for that. And since, the result of my research is good, I mean, those files are not harmful, you just have to relax and don't touch that folders because they are not harmful to your system. Hope this would help you to lighter your worries. 

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Odd folder on my D drive

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These are most likely files used for installation of a certain driver, software or a windows update that needed to store installation files in your computer. These are for 64-bit and 32-bit versions of the application. It should be ok to delete these files as these should have already been installed in your system.

But since the computer is telling you that access is denied for these files and folders, you may need to have an administrators account to be able to get rid of these files. It’s not really vital for the computer though to have these removed, but if you wish to free up some space then you may go ahead and delete these.

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