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Folders created with XP fresh install


OSNN Junior Addict
I've upgraded Win 98 to Win XP home. There are several new folders that seem irrelevent and I'd like to delete them. Some have random numbers on them and some appear in the Programs folder (Xerox...for example). My question is what can go and what needs to stay?:eek:


OSNN Junior Addict
Unfortunately I'm not at my home PC now. What is the Xerox folder for? I think the other folders were empty, but with random number s and letters as the name of these various blank folders. If specific titles are needed for the answer I'll have to repost once I get the specifics. Bottom line is..if I find an empty folder (confirming nothing is hidden) can I dump it?

Perris Calderon

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there are a bunch of legasy folders that don't do anything for most users

I don't pay any mind to these...deleting them will not improve performance.

deleting them will not give you practical differance in hardrive area

no problem to forget about these


The Xerox folder is required by the WIA (Windows Image Aquisation) service. If you try to delete it, it will be recreated within seconds. There are ways to get around it, but it will do no harm and you may need it some day. As dealer said simply forget these empty folders. You will gain nothing but may get trouble in deleting them.

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