SOLVED Mysterious folders in my AppData>Local folder


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I just looked in my user folder>AppData>Local folder in Windows 7 Professional and I found the following empty folders in the attached screenshot. Are these safe to be deleted ? I've heard that MSE makes weird snamed folders like this. Funny thing is I don't have MSE installed. I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 2011. Thanks everyone.
 
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Here's the attachment I forgot to attach the first time around.
 

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Those are Globally Unique IDentifiers (GUID), possibly Class IDs (CLSID) of which you will find many in the registry, but why they are in your local storage I don't know. What is under those folders? If they are empty (really empty - be sure to enable viewing of all system files and folders to be sure) then yes you can delete them.

If not empty then post what under them so we can have a look. It's likely some program you are running that is generating them.

BTW appdata is a system area and most users shouldn't really be messing in there but for the most part it is storage for application settings and temporary files/folders..
 

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Thanks TrainableMan. After I posted this I opened Folder Options and unchecked the Hide Protected Operating System Files. The other options I already had unchecked. The folders are emty, so I guess it's deletion and Ccleaner time.
 
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Hi everybody. I have exactly the same problem.
many of these folders in my AppData\local folder.
It seams to have someting to do with the updates.
I have nearly the same count of folders than i have updates.
But not exactly ....
I cant find the IDs in the registry ... so no luck here also.

MSE is installed ....

regards

.Zool.
 

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I have a feeling these empty folders are from MSE & Windows Defender. I didn't have these in Vista, so it's obviously something Microsoft needs to fix in W7 Service Pack 1. Hopefully, but I'm not holding my breath on it. Even after deleting these empty folders more appear daily. Definitely a Windows 7 bugm as even with showing all folders and protected operating system files still shows the folders as empty. I've also got Windows set to remove temporary files after 1 day, not there setting of 7 days which wastes more drive space.
 
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hi all

Yesterday i reinstalled Micrsoft Security Essentials from the scratch.

Update will follow ...

regards

.Zool.
 

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I do not have MSE in my computer and have disabled Windows Defender and I get these empty files as well. I deleted them but did see thet more were created, but didn't think to check if they were created just after the last windows update.
 

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draceena. We both both (e-mail address removed). I've noticed repeatably after deleting these mysterious folders daily. 2 or 3 new one's appear daily. I'm beginning to think somebody at Stanford's (e-mail address removed) need's to address this.
 

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I have a few of those folders in a temp folder at that address but none of them at the address you mentioned.
c:\Users\Clifford Cooley\AppData\Local\Temp\
Could it be those are temporary folders, meant to be placed in the Temp folder?
 
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Yes .. it looks like this for me.

The only thing i can see and say ist that it have this problem parallel:

"""""""I see the same types of errors on Win7 x64 RTM (examples below). Do any of you also get the occasional 'Could not find this item' when trying to move files? I see this reasonably often (few times a week). I wonder if the two issues could be related.

Error 0x80070005 occurred while creating known folder {5e6c858f-0e22-4760-9afe-ea3317b67173} with path 'C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile'
Error 0x80070005 occurred while creating known folder {f1b32785-6fba-4fcf-9d55-7b8e7f157091} with path 'C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local'
""""""""""
This happens at the same time.... in my log as the creation time of the folders is.

you can read more abotz it - > here:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproperf/thread/047bdb94-9958-4e8e-a112-4555e1ee3ad4

best regards
.Zool.
 
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No, I'm not getting therror you listed. I'm running Windows 7 Professional x64 though.
 

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I have no clue on that one Clifford. These various weirdly named folders appear daily in my AppData\Local folder in Windows 7 Professional x64. I delete them daily and new ones appear with an hour or so. Also, I'm the only person using the computer and my roommates blind. He's definitely not using it as he doesn't know how to.
 

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Let the folders stackup again over the next day or so. Then you can send me a list of the folder names. I will then compare the names to the ones in my temp folder. I cleared my temp folder a few hours ago and already two folders have shown up again.
 
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Hi people!
I've got the same 'problem'
I'm running windows 7 ultimate x86...

If you'd like to compare some folder names:

{48AB1691-D78E-4EA5-8BA1-61FE1B354686}
{450FA3C8-2CDA-4062-8344-FDF54D586FF8}
{0999C2F5-6B1D-463D-A16D-BCEE50E6D947}

;)
 
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Clifford here's a scrrenshot of my C:\Users\***\AppData\Local folder from about 5 minutes ago you asked for. From the thread responses it appears to be affecting alot of us. I'm going to attach a msinfo32 of my pc maybe the others need to do that also. Anyone else with the issue : Click on Start Orb > type msinfo32 in lower Search box > right click msinfo32.exe at top> choose Run As Adminstrator> click on Export> scroll down to your User folder> click on Desktop> right click on whatever you named it on Desktop and select Send To> Compressed Zip folder and hit enter. Now upload the zip file for Clifford to have a look at.
 

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Here are my 2 screenshot's Clifford.
Clifford here's a scrrenshot of my C:\Users\***\AppData\Local folder from about 5 minutes ago you asked for. From the thread responses it appears to be affecting alot of us. I'm going to attach a msinfo32 of my pc maybe the others need to do that also. Anyone else with the issue : Click on Start Orb > type msinfo32 in lower Search box > right click msinfo32.exe at top> choose Run As Adminstrator> click on Export> scroll down to your User folder> click on Desktop> right click on whatever you named it on Desktop and select Send To> Compressed Zip folder and hit enter. Now upload the zip file for Clifford to have a look at.
 

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clifford
11F2E90D-23AC-4824-87D3-5C4C444846C9
1F98873A-EDE8-46CA-8D91-3BB643236B2F
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YodaP
5FAF2768-090E-4F72-A3BB-4543027D1F2F
DS5F3D80-7F62-4C5E-ACEE-48F276D4C087
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LeeV
48AB1691-D78E-4EA5-8BA1-61FE1B354686
450FA3C8-2CDA-4062-8344-FDF54D586FF8
0999C2F5-6B1D-463D-A16D-BCEE50E6D947


So far the numbers do not match and I'm not finding any of the numbers in my registry.

Without finding a common link between the strings and a program, I'm not sure what I can do to figure out where they are coming from. :(
 
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Unless you are getting the same items to fold, wouldn't you expect the numbers to be different?

Is there a settings or options tab where they could try changing the temp directory just to see if it starts showing up where they move it so they can confirm it is f@h creating the folders?
 
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