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Xerox folder in xp. anybody else get this?

syllinx

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#1
I have noticed that everytime i install xp there is a xerox folder on the hardrive that cannot be erased. Does everybody get this? Sorry for posting so many stupid questions.
 
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AltReality

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#7
This is a "feature" of Windows XP. Here's the way I heard it...
Microsoft made a deal with xerox at one point in time that they would be the company to create a PDF style document format. In exchange for this, MS would include a folder in the OS called xerox that could not be removed, and it would be the main program folder for these types of documents. I guess xerox backed out of the deal after XP went gold, and thats why it's still there.

I have no idea of the accuracy of this information, I just know that I've looked all over the net and haven't been able to find any way to remove it. If anyone else has any input I would be greatful as well :)

Thanks,

AltReailty
 
#8
Originally posted by AltReality
This is a "feature" of Windows XP. Here's the way I heard it...
Microsoft made a deal with xerox at one point in time that they would be the company to create a PDF style document format. In exchange for this, MS would include a folder in the OS called xerox that could not be removed, and it would be the main program folder for these types of documents. I guess xerox backed out of the deal after XP went gold, and thats why it's still there.

I have no idea of the accuracy of this information, I just know that I've looked all over the net and haven't been able to find any way to remove it. If anyone else has any input I would be greatful as well :)

Thanks,

AltReailty
Nice! Interesting info :)
 

yoyo

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#9
It is possible to remove this xerox folder, but the procedure may be dangerous. Definitely not worth the effort and possible risk in order to remove a zero byte folder.

The folder is or may be used by the Windows Image Aquisition service.
 
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AltReality

Guest
#10
OK yoyo, how do you remove it? regardless of danger?

nothing I do ever has anything to do with that folder so I want it gone :)

Thanks,

AltReality
 

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