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Blue files with $ signs?


OSNN One Post Wonder
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?


Bow Down to the King
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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


Act your wage.
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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.

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