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Blue files with $ signs?

LS1

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#1
In my windows directory I have a bunch of files that are blue in colour and all file names start with a $ sign. What are they?
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madmatt

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Political User
#2
These are compressed, backup files. Normally backup files for previouslly installed hotfixes.

blue = compressed
dollar sign = usually put in there to denote a hidden folder
 

muzikool

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#4
You're probably seeing the OS updates (patches) uninstall files. These are hidden by default so you must have hidden file view turned on. They're good to be there.

Edit: Beaten, twice. :p
 

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