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Discus and support What makes folders with really long names like 0dc4716ae58ff7cf5b0053191dff and can I... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a number of seemingly empty folders in my C: drive with really long names such as: 0dc4716ae58ff7cf5b0053191dff What is making these folders?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by NeilWills, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. NeilWills Win User

    What makes folders with really long names like 0dc4716ae58ff7cf5b0053191dff and can I...


    I have a number of seemingly empty folders in my C: drive with really long names such as:


    0dc4716ae58ff7cf5b0053191dff

    What is making these folders?


    Can I stop them from being made?


    What is their purpose?


    Can they be deleted safely?


    Only one of my machines generate these folders, but I can't see what the difference is between each machine is to cause this.


    I would welcome your collective thoughts.


    Regards


    N

    :)
     
    NeilWills, Nov 22, 2020
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
    topgundcp, Nov 22, 2020
    #2
  3. Ruz San Win User
    Lost a REALLY IMPORTANT folder

    Hi Tanya,

    We'd like to know a few things to understand this better and help you recover the missing folder. Please answer these questions:

    • Did you lose it after upgrading to Windows 10?
    • How long has it been since you installed Windows 10 on the computer?
    Windows 10 does not apply changes or remove personal files without your permission. We suggest you restore the previous version of the folder or drive that used to contain the files you are looking for. Refer to this

    page
    for the steps.

    Let us know if you need more help.

    Regards.
     
    Ruz San, Nov 22, 2020
    #3
  4. What makes folders with really long names like 0dc4716ae58ff7cf5b0053191dff and can I...

    Moved a folder from another drive and rename and it still shows as the old folder name in certain places

    Hi Nick,

    I suggest you to try the steps provided below and check the behavior.

    • Create a new folder name it as 'My Videos'.
    • Now copy/cut and paste the contents which are in the folder "Videos", and delete the folder "Videos".
    • Now check the behavior.
    Please keep us updated with the status of the folder, to assist you further.

    Regards,
     
    Syed Abdul Jabbar, Nov 22, 2020
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