Funky file in C? How to ascertain safety to delete?

Discus and support Funky file in C? How to ascertain safety to delete? in Windows 10 Support on Windows 10 Forums to solve the problem; So many moons ago ive had something similar bite me in the tail. Not immediately but down the line somewhere in which it was already too late to fix.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by klepp0906, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. klepp0906 Win User

    So many moons ago ive had something similar bite me in the tail. Not immediately but down the line somewhere in which it was already too late to fix.

    Nowadays I know where most eveyrthing came from but having just added a macrium PE boot menu, some files were added to my C drive and I noticed something that had been there that escaped me.

    The file has no extension and is just called E3083D9DB0B3.

    Its 40 bytes in size and owned by SYSTEM.

    If i open it with notepad, all it has is 74563B95405AC195C1994F826B99030D51810E2C

    Thats it.

    What are my options? It was created 3 months ago and modified/accessed last the same exact day and time. Its hidden but not of the superhidden OS variety. Just plain jane hidden.

    Advise!

    :)
     
    klepp0906, Jun 11, 2018
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  2. MohanC Win User

    windows 10 deleted my desktop files

    Step 1 - I upgraded to Win 10 and lost all my files on Desktop.

    Step 2 - Found the files in Network - USers- Desktop

    copied all files again to desktop.

    Step 3- Restarted my machine again and lost desktop files again.

    Step 4 - As suggested did the following as listed below but dont find my files.

    • Press “Windows + E”, open This PC/Computer
    • Open Local Disc C, open Windows.old
    • Click on Users, select your User name
    • Go to desktop folder
    Cant find my files. Why is Win 10 deleted files again and again from Desktop ?.
     
    MohanC, Jun 11, 2018
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  3. ThofikhAhamad Win User
    Family Safety on Windows 10 Child Account permanently out of time

    Hello,

    The issue could be because of corrupted files. As you have tried different troubleshooting steps with no avail, I suggest you to try the steps below and check if this helps.

    I suggest you to delete the corrupted files yourself and see if it helps to resolve the issue, please follow these steps:

    1) Make sure your children are signed out of any monitored accounts.

    2) Sign in with an administrator account and find the folder that contains the corrupted files.

    There are two ways to do this. The easiest way is to enter the complete file path:


    • On the Start screen, type C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Parental Controls and press Enter.

    • If you’d rather open each folder individually, follow these steps:
    a. Go to This PC

    b. Open C: > open the
    ProgramData folder, open the Microsoft folder, open the
    Windows folder, and open the Parental Controls folder.

    3) Delete all contents of the Parental Controls folder.

    This will delete any corrupt files. Your settings will be downloaded again from familysafety.microsoft.com the next time you sign in.

    Write to us, if you need further assistance.

    Thank You.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Jun 11, 2018
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