Hat is hex folder how is it created

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The appdata/local folder for the user I am using the computer from keeps on creating new hex folder. This has been the case since I first powered up my laptop. I am running windows 7. Why does this happen?

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Hat is hex folder how is it created

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Hello.

This may be due to virus infection.

There are certain viruses which creates folders automatically.

Whenever you try to delete these kinds of folders they again appear.

 Make sure that your system is well protected and system protection is on.

Keep your antivirus up to date.

Scan your computer regularly.

Thank you.

 

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #159931

Hat is hex folder how is it created

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It's just a log Folder of  Windows Live. You can safely delete it, Just check the property if it has zero bytes you can delete it immediately. And please do check if your Windows Live Mail server Prompt to login everytime. If it starts on prompting via new W7 box. That may be the reason why this hex folders keep on existing.

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Hat is hex folder how is it created

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According to some posts in Microsoft Community, these folders were created by the Windows Live Essentials programs. You will find that at least several of these folders are created every time Windows Live setup performs its version check which is twice daily. You can verify the timestamps on the folders with the log files located in “%localappdata%\Microsoft\WLSetup\Logs”.

According to the product team when contacted via private message, they said that the folders are supposed to be deleted when setup is finished. If the folders are still there, it is probably because the antivirus has a lock on them. According to “¡Firedog,” a volunteer moderator and article author in Microsoft Community, so long as the folders are empty, they can safely be deleted.

Download the free version of CCleaner and install. Once installed, start CCleaner and clean your system. This should remove those folders piling up in your “appdata/local” folder. If this doesn’t help, try deleting the folders manually in Safe Mode. Restart your computer then keep pressing F8 before the Windows logo appears. In Advanced Boot Options screen, scroll down and select Safe Mode.

Hit enter once or twice to start booting the computer then login with your administrator account. Once you are logged in, delete the folders in the “appdata/local” folder. When you are finished, just restart the computer and boot normally.

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