Windows 10: Folders in ProgramData: Are this folders safe?

Discus and support Folders in ProgramData: Are this folders safe? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [ATTACH] submitted by /u/Kriger369 [link] [comments] https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/jd45d3/folders_in_programdata_are_this_folders_safe/ Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Kriger369, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Folders in ProgramData: Are this folders safe?

    /u/Kriger369, Oct 17, 2020
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  2. Mark Ole Win User

    ProgramData folder what is it?

    Hi Kurtis,

    The ProgramData specifies the path to the program-data folder (normally C:\ProgramData). Unlike the Program Files folder, this folder can be used by applications to store data for standard users, because it does not require elevated permissions.

    The path can be on a volume other than the system drive and should not cause performance loss nor cause confusion to Windows , as long as it meets the following requirements:

    • It must be on an NTFS volume.
    • It can’t point to a drive that has a different copy of Windows on it.
    • It can’t contain any serviceable components

    Regards.
     
    Mark Ole, Oct 17, 2020
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  3. Programdata folder with USOPrivate and USOshared folder

    On Windows 10 under the C:\Programdata folder I keep seeing the following folders USOPrivate and USOshared. Any idea what they are? Some articles on the net suggest they are malware. please confirm.
     
    Synckronize, Oct 17, 2020
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  4. Folders in ProgramData: Are this folders safe?

    Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused Folders in ProgramData: Are this folders safe? :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Folders in ProgramData: Are this folders safe? :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Oct 17, 2020
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