Unknown directory in Vista Home Premium x64

By paradimes ·
Greets All,

After installing Vista x64, I've come across a directory on my C: drive that is a 26 character file name of whatever, but keeps two files called i386 and amd64. Though I am the admin, sole user etc, I still have no permissions to edit, delete, modify etc to this file.

Would you happen to know what this is and or what it does?


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That is because these are Critical Windows Files

by OH Smeg In reply to Unknown directory in Vist ...

That must be present to allow the system to work.

They are meant to be there just leave them alone and let the system run that is what you have Windows for.


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More than likely

by Jacky Howe In reply to Unknown directory in Vist ...

an update that didn't remove the temp folders when the install finished. If you have restarted the System and they are still there you can delete them or ignore them.

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Don't confuse being 'Admin' with knowing what's best ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Unknown directory in Vist ...

I've witnessed users having deleted something because they didn't know why it was there, with the justification that having deleted it, the system continued to run perfectly normally.

The fact that the system wouldn't boot the next time they started it, didn't seem to dawn on them that they were responsible.

I would advise that the average user takes NO ACTION on the files in the entrails of a computer, UNLESS those files have been recognised as suspect by a program designed for the task - like an AntiVirus Scanner or such. Even then, the Program decides what to do, not the user.

You shouldn't be IN the directory structure unless you are looking for something in particular (or moving from one directory to another). But simply because you don't know what something is, doesn't mean that it's safe to delete it.

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